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Eumong, Shoestring Acacia

Acacia stenophylla

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: stenophylla (sten-oh-FIL-uh) (Info)



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


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

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Mid Fall


Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


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


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

Golden Valley, Arizona

Maricopa, Arizona (2 reports)

Mesa, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona

Berkeley, California

Brentwood, California

Carlsbad, California

Mountain View Acres, California

Ridgecrest, California

Sebastopol, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Satellite Beach, Florida

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 31, 2016, guygee from Satellite Beach, FL wrote:

Blooms, seeds and thrives on space coast barrier island in FL. Very attractive IMO. Not extremely allelopathic like some other acacia species e.g. Acacia melanoxylon.


On Sep 7, 2014, southeastgarden from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have several plants that have grown well for several years in zone 9a. This tree has a distinctive open canopy like nothing else I have seen in this area. The trees grow well in any well-drained, sunny site and are perfect for hot parking lot islands. As a bonus, the canopy does not block security lighting. Plants are hard to find in Florida but they grow easily from seeds. The trees tolerate regular winter dips into the low to mid-20's F but I did lose a young tree in a site after a winter low in the upper teens F.


On Jan 15, 2014, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

fairly hardy and frequently available Australian tree for cultivation (at least here in southern California). Leaves are long and flat and leathery, either pale green or blue green (seem to be two distinct color varieties). Flowers are little 'puff-ball', pale yellow spheres in winter about 1cm in diameter.

Sometimes confused with Geijera paviflora, the Australian Willow, a much more densely leaved tree with itty bitty flowers in winter. This plants leaves are a similar shape but thinner and with a line down the center.