Acacia salicina     
Willow acacia   
Fabaceae Family     

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


Willow acacia tree
Acacia salicina
Form: single or multistemmed tree, weeping form
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 20-40 ft, spread 10-20ft; fast growing
Leaves: narrow strips, to 3in long, variable color from gray to green or blue-green
Flowers: clusters of tiny puff balls arranged in a raceme; creamy white to yellow; fragrant; bloom late summer to early winter
Fruit: pod, 3-4in long, 1/2in wide
Stems/Trunks: smooth when young, fissured with age, arching branches
Range/Origin: Australia
Hardiness: to 20°F, variation seen, some plants okay to mid-teens


foliage and
young (green) pods


aka "Weeping Wattle"

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