Calling all "judges" for the annual DG County Fair! Vote for your favorites here!

Koaia, Dwarf Koa Acacia, Koai'a, Koai'e, Koa'oha

Acacia koaia

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: koaia (ko-AY-a) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 21, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. It is a rare native tree that is endemic to Hawaii. Koai'a is closely related to Acacia koa: however, it has denser wood. Its trunk is very straight, has a round canopy and grows to 25 feet tall. Globally it is ranked imperiled and is so ranked by Hawaii. Koai’a wood was used for canoes, houses and furniture.

BACK TO TOP