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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Acacia salicina-Willow Acacia

Yet another evergreen Australian native with gray-green foliage and a drooping growth habit.  It may reach a mature size of about 40' tall by 20' wide. The flowers are fragrant, creamy white puffballs that may appear anytime during the year.

 Frequently, this tree is irrigated too often and shallowly resulting in rapid growth, poor rooting and loss to high winds.  To be successful it requires deep well drained soil and good water management to create a strong anchoring root system.  Pruning to thin the canopy reduces wind resistance. 

It is though tolerant of saline soil.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003