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Tree of the Month: Weeping Acacia Tree

Tree of the Month:WeepingAcaciaTree

  • Form & Character: Evergreen, medium in size, tree
  • Seasonal Color: They flower during the winter; yellow-green to cream colored
  • Leaves: Narrow, slender leaves
  • Flowers: Pale yellow flowers in small ball clusters
  • Fruit: 1-5 inch pods
  • Stems/Trunks: Grayish brown in color. Smooth when young but grows a medium light texture
  • Range/Origin: Eastern Australia
  • Hardiness: Sunset 8, 9, 13-24; USDA: 9-11
  • Comments: Is willow-like, weak-wooded, prone to monsoon wind damage, can be invasive

Cultural Requirements:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Infrequent deep irrigations; can be overwatered; use water to control how fast it grows and the strength of the wood
  • Soil: Must have well drained soil

For more info view the full plant specifications from ASU’s Virtual Library of Phoenix Landscape Plants

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Agriscaping Expert Justin Rohner discusses the Tree Of The Month the Acacia. 5 varieties that grow well in the desert. A nice shade tree, non-invasive root system and unless you have a giraffe, pest free. Explains the concept of agriscaping, composting and just what is juglone?
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