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PlantFiles: Leather Leaf Acacia, Broad-leaf Mulga
Acacia craspedocarpa

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

Category:
Perennials
Shrubs

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
Silver/Gray
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
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 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.

Regional...

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

Apache Junction, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Hesperia, California



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