Pearl Acacia (Acacia podalyriifolia)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Silvery-blue
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds

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Location: Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CaliforniaDate: 2010-01-16
By Kelli
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Location: Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CaliforniaDate: 2010-01-16
By Kelli
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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Apr 25, 2014 10:57 AM

According to Annie's Annuals, it's quick to grow to 9-10’ tall but is easily pruned to any shape, especially to show off those silver-blue trunks & branches.

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