Form: single or multistemmed tree, weeping form
Size: 20-40 ft, spread 10-20ft; fast growing
Leaves: narrow strips, to 3in long, variable color from gray to green or blue-green
Flowers: clusters of tiny puff balls arranged in a raceme; creamy white to yellow; fragrant; bloom late summer to early winter
Fruit: pod, 3-4in long, 1/2in wide
Stems/Trunks: smooth when young, fissured with age, arching branches
Hardiness: to 20°F, variation seen, some plants okay to mid-teens
- effective in group plantings
- residential scale tree
young (green) pods
- Exposure: full sun
- Water: drought tolerant; 1-2 times per month in hot season; water deeply and widely (far from trunk), prone to blowing over if watered shallowly
- Soil: tolerant, good drainage
- Propagation: seed, large variation seen
- Maintenance: low; pruning to thin canopy may reduce wind breakage
aka "Weeping Wattle"
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