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Acacia stenophylla

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

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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

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Mid Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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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:

Positive southeastgarden 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.

Neutral palmbob 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.


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

Golden Valley, Arizona
Maricopa, Arizona (2 reports)
Mesa, Arizona
Berkeley, California
Brentwood, California
Carlsbad, California
Mountain View Acres, California
Ridgecrest, California
Sebastopol, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Austin, Texas

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