|Willow Acacia, Acacia salicina.|
Peoria, Arizona. Photo October 4, 2006.
Willow Acacia Trees.
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Willow Acacia is a fast growing small tree which has narrow green leaves and a weeping appearance, making it ideal for use around water features or in oasis zones.
Height: Up To 40 feet tall, 15 - 20 feet spread.
Trunk: 3 to 14 inches in diameter.
Bark: Dark-brown and attractively marked.
Flowers: 1/2" diameter; creamy - white to yellow balls.
Blooming Time: Early January - March or April. Sometimes after summer monsoon rains.
Seed Pod: Seedpods 3 - 4 inches long, about 1/2 inch wide.
Seeds: Dark brown or black, hard.shiny seeds.
Leaves: Linear, 1 - 3 inches long, usually gray to green or blue-green in color.
Found: Native to most areas of Australia, especially eastern Australian.
Elevation: Native below 2,000 feet.
Soil pH requirements:
Habitat: In its native growth areas it is found in dry sclerophyll forests, shrublands, and woodlands, in inland regions, usually found along creek banks. Xeriscape ornamental in lower elevations in the Phoenix and Tucson areas of Arizona.
Miscellaneous: Photos Taken October 4, 2006. Peoria, Arizona. A low water use landscaping plant in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.
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