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Acacia saligna


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Acacia
                        Specie: Acacia saligna

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10-25 ft (3-8 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Gray-green drooping phyllodes; fluffy, golden, globular flowers late winter?early spring

Uses: Windbreaks Seaside gardens

Zones: 9-11

Description: Native to the southwest of Western Australia, this species was once an important source of tanbark and has been extensively cultivated in Africa and other countries for this purpose. It is a dense bushy shrub or small tree to 10?25 ft (3?8 m) high with gr

Growth Habit: Bushy spreading tree with weeping habit

Comments: Very hardy fast-growing plant; can escape cultivation

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