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Acacia cognata

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: cognata (kog-NAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
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 palmbob On Feb 21, 2015, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

got this plant a year ago (summer 2014) and planted in Acton, California, a harsh environment (for southern California) plant 'died' but recovered and now blooming in med February (thought was supposed to be a spring bloomer). Very supple green, almost hair-like leaves.

Neutral smiln32 On May 19, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant can be a tree or shrub with narrow, drooping bright green leaves and weeping branches. Small yellow flowers appear in pairs in spring. Can tolerate drought conditions.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California



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