Willow Acacia, Australian Willow
Scientific Name: Acacia salicina Lindl.
Synonym: Racosperma salicinum
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Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20°F (-6°C)
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Growth Habits: Shrub or tree, fast growing to 40 feet tall (12 m), 15 feet spread (4.5 m)
Watering Needs: Little water when established. Salt tolerant, but needs good drainage
Subject to wind damage, prune it to have a more open structure, less sensitive to wind. Limiting watering, also prevents it from becoming too top heavy.
Abundant clusters of faintly fragrant creamy yellowish balls most of the year.