Leather-leaf Acacia

 

 

Acacia craspedocarpa

 

 

Fabaceae

 

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Form: Rounded shrub,
Seasonality: Evergreen

Size: 10 ft high, 8 ft wide
Leaves: gray-green, round, thick and leathery
Flowers: round yellow puff balls, winter and spring
Fruit: seed pods
Range/Origin: Australia, Mexico, Southern U.S.
Hardiness: USDA 8-11, 20o F

Comments: small or no thorns, can be pruned to tree form

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Low, drought tolerant

        Soil: sand to clay, well drained

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Low litter

 

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