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PlantFiles: Koaia, Dwarf Koa Acacia, Koai'a, Koai'e, Koa'oha
Acacia koaia

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

Category:
Trees

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 is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop 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.



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