AZ Arboretums

Acacia saligna

Blue leaf wattle

Common: Blue leaf wattle, Golden wreath wattle, Weeping wattle
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Origin: Australia
Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
Light: Full sun
Soil: Well drained
Water: Moderate drought tolerant

Residential tree, background screen, large shrub, windbreak. Large pendulous shrub, equal or greater spread.

Can be a multi-trunked tree. Lives hard, dies young, approximately two decades. Grows fast, seed to 15 ft. in approximately 2 years.

Light grey/brown fissured bark. Blue-green flattened philos six to twelve inches long, fine to medium.

Yellow clusters of 4 to 5 small puff balls in March and April, followed by 7" long brown pods.

Elevate canopy to form tree. Remove low hanging branches. Susceptible to intervienal chlorosis, root rot. High maintenance tree.

Considered "undesirable" in many parts of Australia, as it is a weed tree and taking over bushland and crowding out other native vegetation.