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Acacia auriculiformis


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Abundant spikes of golden flowers in autumn; olive green phyllodes

Uses: Shade tree

Zones: 10-12

Description: Native to northern Australia, New Guinea and parts of Indonesia, this species is a tree that can reach as much as 80 ft (24 m) in height and is moderately long lived, making a fine shade tree for the tropics and subtropics. Occurring wild on disturbed rai

Growth Habit: Dense rounded crown

Comments: Unusual seed pods are coiled and contorted

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