A medium-sized fast growing tree with an upright main trunk and
spreading to weeping branches. This tough evergreen tree has the
potential to reach a size of 40-50 feet tall by 30 feet wide with a
wispy picturesque habit, although
it can take many years to grow that large. The unusual grayish phyllodes
are less than 1/4" wide but often over 18" long appearing much like a
shoestring hanging down from the branches. The showy creamy white
flowers are borne in small globular clusters along the stems in late
winter continuing through spring. Thin, woody seed pods may develop
after flowering, but they do not create an unreasonable amount of
It tolerates heavy and wet soils, although it is very
drought tolerant when established. It is reported to be somewhat
prone to developing Texas Root Rot and has a tendency to form
weak V crotch branches.
This Australian native looks great in groves and is a
favorite around pools.
Very drought tolerant when
established and hardy to at least 20f. Good in groves.