Acacia craspedocarpa     
Leather leaf acacia   
Fabaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


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Acacia craspedocarpa
Form: large dense shrub; coarse when young with top more rounded with age
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 12-15ft with equal spread; very slow growth rate
Leaves: thick, rounded; 1in long, silvery gray; coarse and leathery; new growth is lighter
Flowers: simple, on terminal portions of plant, golden yellow, compact rod; sporadic bloom
Fruit: dark brown pods, 1.5in long 1/2in wide; chambered with 2 or 3 large seeds
Stems/Trunks: not significant
Range/Origin: Australia
Hardiness: to high teens



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leaf form and seed pods of
Acacia craspedocarpa

aka Waxleaf acacia
very slow grower, purchase largest possible nursery specimen

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