Queensland Silver Wattle, Pearl Acacia
Acacia podalyriifolia

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: podalyriifolia (pod-al-e-ree-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Richmond, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 4, 2011, Callistemon from Gladstone, Queensland
Australia wrote:

Sorry guys/gals. I just wrote an extensive piece re: A. podalyriifolia, BUT lost it somewhere in posting. [too much info. to re-post!!]. Grrrrr !!
So, to compromise - I live in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, where Acacia podalyriifolia is a native.

I have [easily!] propagated the seeds [any many other Aus. plants]; grown the seedlings; and planted in the field. If you want any Acacia info, please contact me: at Dave's site. My username is: Callistemon
[or, if necessarily, on Facebook, Patricia Ferguson, 20 April.

Cheers
Pat Ferguson,
[former nursery-woman, Tondoon Botanic gardens, Gladstone.