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Willow Acacia

Acacia salicina

Mature Height*: 

20-30 ft

Mature Width*: 

10-20 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

9 to 11

Hardy to: 

20°F

Water Requirements: 

Drought Tolerant

Shade Requirements:

Full Sun

Native to:

Eastern Australia

The Willow Acacia is an attractive, upright, usually single or sometimes multi-trunked tree with a compact growth habit making it suitable for small spaces. Named for its gray-green, pendulous leaves resembling a willow, the Willow Acacia sports cream-colored, fragrant puff-ball flowers nearly year-round. Deep, infrequent watering is recommended to strengthen wood, as the Willow Acacia is known to be brittle in monsoon storms. Crown raising may be necessary in high-traffic areas due to the pendulous habit of this tree. Training and staking is necessary on young trees to encourage strong, self-supporting tree. Though usually touted as low-litter, this tree is actually quite messy, as it drops seed pods throughout the year and should therefore not be planted near pools.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.