"Low-Water Trees

 

 

 

Botanical Name: Acacia craspedocarpa Common Name: Leather-Leaf Acacia

Basics:
  Hardiness: 20°F
 
  Sun: full or reflected sun
 
  Water: very low
Growth:
  Growth Rate: slow-moderate
 
  Mature Size: 10' height X 8' width
 
  Mature Form: rounded
Foliage:
  Evergreen evergreen
 
  Foliage Color: gray-green
 
  Foliage Texture: medium
Flowers:
  Flower Color Yellow puffballs
 
  Flower Season: spring to summer
Comments:
  Litter: low
 
  Poolside Plant: Yes! Click for more info.
 
  Thorns: none
 
  Allergenic: no
Special Features:
  Features: Good for small spaces or in large containers.
 
  Native to: Australia
 
  Also try A. aneura.
 

 

 

 

 

Botanical Name: Acacia farnesiana Common Name: Sweet Acacia

 

Basics:
  Hardiness: 10°F
 
  Sun: full sun
 
  Water: low
Growth:
  Growth Rate: moderate
 
  Mature Size: 20' height X 20' width
 
  Mature Form: vase-shaped
Foliage:
  Evergreen evergreen
 
  Foliage Color: medium green
 
  Foliage Texture: fine
Flowers:
  Flower Color Golden yellow puffballs
 
  Flower Season: late winter to spring
Comments:
  Litter: moderate
 
  Thorns: small
 
  Allergenic: no
Special Features:
  Features: Sweet-scented flowers provide good winter color.
 
  Native to: South America, southern U.S., southern U.S. into South America
 
  May be sold as Acacia smallii, A. minuta.
 
  Also try A. schaffneri.

 

 

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