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Acacia baileyana / Fearnleaf Acacia

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Family: Fabaceae

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This is one of the showiest Acacias for western gardens. It usually grows to 15' in height, with a compact, dense habit; it is one of the first plants to flower, blooming heavily in late winter. It has soft textured, gray green or blue green leaves. It is drought tolerant one it's established and originates from Southeastern Australia. Prune after bloom cycle is done to remove dead branches or to thin. Also called Cootamundra Wattle. Each leaf has 2-10 primary leaflets (pinnae) and there are 20-30 pinnules per pinna. This is one of the hardiest Acacias. It can grow to 25’ in 6 years, but generally only live 20-30 years. It is not particular as to soil and no fertilizer is required  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Anatomy

Plant Type

Tree

Height Range

12-25', 25-40'

Width Range

12-25', 25-40'

Flower Color

Yellow

Flower Season

Winter

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Low

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Sunset Zones

7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Smog, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Japanese, Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

Winter

Location Uses

Background, Lawn

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

Birds

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