Acacia redolens     
Prostrate acacia   
Fabaceae Family     

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


Form: sprawling shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 2-5ft, spread 6-12ft; fast growth rate
Leaves: simple, entire margin, leathery, parallel venation, enlarged apex, dull bluish green
Flowers: small yellow puffballs in axils
Fruit: brownish pod, 1in long 1/4in wide, does not persist on branches
Stems/Trunks: woody
leaf close-up
leaf form of Acacia redolens
Range/Origin: Australia
Hardiness: to 20°F or lower


small flowers
inconspicuous flowers of
Acacia redolens

Prostrate acacia
Acacia redolens


aggressive grower, good for filling up large spaces

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