Acacia baileyana

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Fearnleaf Acacia, Bailey Acacia

 
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Information by: Jerry Sortomme - Editor        Photographer: Susan Frommer

 

Description

One of the showiest acacias for western gardens. It usually grows to 15' in height, with a compact, dense habit, and it is one of the first plants to flower, blooming heavily in late winter. It has soft textured leaves that are usually blue gray. It is very drought tolerant and originates from south eastern Australia.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

 

Height Range

12-25', 25-40'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Silver

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Japanese, Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter

 

Location Uses

Background, Lawn

 

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds

Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.