Leather Leaf Acacia, Broad-leaf Mulga
Acacia craspedocarpa

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: craspedocarpa (kras-pee-doh-KAR-puh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Apache Junction, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Hesperia, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 22, 2015, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Rating neutral as new in my garden. Love the flat, elliptical, silvery foliage. Has no thorns. Yellow flowers.

Neutral

On Aug 20, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

small silvery shrub with small, puff-like pale yellow flowers. Leaves flat and stiff. Very drought tolerant. No spines on this Acacia.