Acacia farnesiana

Also known as:

  • Acacia smallii
  • Acacia farnesiana ssp. minuta x smallii
  • Acacia minuta
  • Vachellia farnesiana
  • Sweet Wattle
  • Needle Bush
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Plant Type

tree, shrub

Zones

9a-11

Size

H:3'-9'
W:6'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained, gritty

Water Needs:

low, dry in summer

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

yellow

Foliage Color:

blue

Wildlife:

birds

Flower Season:

spring, winter

Texture:

glaucous

Foliage Season:

evergreen, semi-evergreen

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The flowers on this Acacia are so sweetly fragrant, it is widely grown in Southern France for the perfume industry. A woody, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, 3’ to 9’ tall, it bears large, golden, puff-balls in groups of 50 or more commonly in Winter or Spring, before the leaves appear and making quite the show. The flowers are strongly scented of violet and are followed by large, brown-black seed pods. The branching pattern is intricate and zig-zaggy, the branches turning silvery and spiny. The pretty, lacy foliage provides perfect filtered, diffused shade. EASY to grow, it thrives in ANY SOIL, including POOR DRAINING CLAY. Nice in the open garden containers, or used as a hedge or screen.

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