Acacia craspedocarpa

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Leather-Leaf Acacia

 
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Information by: Kathleen Moore        Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

Slow to moderate growing large shrub or small tree. Reaches a mature size of 10' x 10'. Rounded gray green, leathery leaves. Bright yellow flowers can appear spring thru summer. Good for small spaces or in large containers. Also try A. aneura.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

Brown

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

 

Soil Type

Loam, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Screen, Mass Planting, Wind Break, Shade Tree, Naturalizing, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Water Saving Tip:

Rainwater is very beneficial for your plants, and it's free.

You can harvest rain by contouring your yard with small berms, channels, or swales to direct water runoff to your plants.