AZ Arboretums

Acacia salicina

Willow AcaciaCommon name: Willow acacia
Family: Fabaceae
Origin: Native to Australia
Temperature: Hardy to 20 degrees F .
Light: Needs full sun.
Soil: Best with good drainage
Water: Drought tolerant Single or multi-stemmed evergreen tree.

The Willow Acacia is twenty to forty feet in height, spreading to 10-20 ft. Fast growing. Leaves are narrow strips, to three inches long, varying in color from gray to green to blue-green. Flowers are tiny puff balls, creamy white to yellow, and fragrant. Blooms late summer to early winter. Effective in group plantings. Residential scale tree. Pruning to thin canopy may reduce wind breakage. Also known as "Weeping Wattle."