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Tree of the Month: Weeping Acacia Tree

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John Eisenhower of SavATree talks about the Tree of the Month, the 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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Podcast

Sarah Maitland of SavATree is joined by special guest Laura Hackett of Liberty Wildlife Rescue who care for injured wildlife. The bird population in North America has drastically decreased over decades. We explain how trees in your landscape can help wildlife and improve co-existence with birds and other wildlife. Plus the Tree of the Month for August the Weeping Acacia!

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