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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Acacia aneura-Mulga

A relatively slow to moderate growing erect graceful tree with an open crown and low water requirements.  This Australian native needs only monthly water when established, and actually performs better if it does not have overly wet soils. 

Narrow linear, leaf-like evergreen phyllodia are leathery and somewhat variable in color from silver to green and contrast with the reddish-brown branches.  Tiny rod-shaped yellow flowers 3-4 times a year from early spring to late fall are followed by flat oblong 1" long seedpods. 

The outline of the tree is variable from upright to globular.  Mature size is about 20' tall and 15' wide.  This tree is thornless.  It is a moderately fast grower given some additional moisture.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003