AZ Arboretums

Acacia salicina

Weeping acacia

Common: Weeping acacia, Broughton willow, Willow, Cooba
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Origin: Australia
Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
Light: Full sun
Soil: Well drained
Water: Drought tolerant.

Street tree, median tree. Upright, pendulous, medium tree. Criss-cross branching architecture. Long-lived tree or large shrub, up to 35' tall, moderate to fast grower.

Semi-weeping growth.

Philos longer than wide, darker green than acacia saligna. Pale yellow, cream-colored puff ball flower in late April followed by pods. Can also flower in fall and winter.Prune hanging branches, stake when young.

Propagation by seed. Produces heavy growth on main trunk, dense growth in center.

Prune to remove crossing and competing branches and to encourage upright growth. Prune with restraint, however, as heavy pruning encourages sucker growth.