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Acacia redolens

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: redolens (RED-oh-lens) (Info)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Opoetree On Jul 11, 2007, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:

We started using this plant in various parts of our home-owners' association. We have it growing next to a sign, next to our barranca, and in the back yard along a loooooooong driveway. We have found it to be a lovely plant, with pleasing coloration. It has similar attributes to our olive trees and our meadow rue grouping. The blossoms are quite lovely. We like this plant for its strength of character, its longevity, and its ability to add substance to the landscape.

Neutral Chuck1260 On Mar 26, 2005, Chuck1260 from Arroyo Grande, CA wrote:

This is a fast growing, drought tolerant native of Australia. Suitable for freeways and other situations like that. It can be pruned very severely and looks better afterward. It has the typical acacia flowers in the early spring. This is about as bullet proof a plant as you can find. It does not quite redole as much as you would think. There is a cultivar that is supposedly lower growing.


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

Arroyo Grande, California
Encinitas, California
Oak View, California

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