Acacia pennatula

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Fernleaf or Feather Acacia

 
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Information by: George Hull MSN        Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

This is an extremely attractive tree but somewhat frost tender. It will grow rapidly in warm weather with large feathery leaves and has a very tropical look. The winter color can be somewhat bronze. The flowers are yellow puffballs. It does well in reflected heat and might be a great choice for Yuma. Eventually forms a dense crown to 25' x 25'. The pinnate leaves are large and there is a pair of thorns at the base of each. Native to subtropical Mexico.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

 

Height Range

12-25'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green

 

Bark Color

Brown

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Silhouette, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Background, Parking Strip, Patio, Parking Lot, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Screen, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Water Saving Tip:

Place mulch over your plants' root zones, moisture will stay in the soil longer.