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Shoestring Acacia


This bushy small evergreen tree has pendulous branches and long linear leaves resembling shoestrings. Small, creamy yellow flower clusters hang on the branch tips. Little maintenance required. Minimal leaf and seed litter. Drought tolerant once established.

Acacia stenophylla Standard

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit length : 1/3-1/2<>

Fruit type : Pod

Fruit color : Reddish-brown

Leaf Characteristics

Bark texture : Vertically furrowed

Bark color : Rusty-red

Leaf texture : Glaucous, leathery

Leaf length : 3-15"

Leaf width : 1/3"

Leaf shape : Linear

Leaf color : Greyish-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 1/3-1/2"

Flower shape : Round

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 20 ft.

Average size maturity height : 30 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F ( Z9a)

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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