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Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Acacia boormanii
 
Acacia boormanii - Snowy River Wattle
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Mimosaceae (~Fabales)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 10-16 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) - A fast-growing multi-stemmed shrub to 15 feet tall with thin, graceful, silvery stems/branches and small, narrow gray-green leaves. Bright yellow flowers form in clusters in early spring. Plant in full sun in well-drained to moderately heavy soil where it will withstand some drought, but looks better if watered regularly. Hardy to 10-15 degrees F or less. Tolerates seaside conditions. A good specimen plant that can be trained into a single tree or can form a copse of suckers. The name Acacia comes either from the Greek word 'akazo' meaning "to sharpen" or from the Egyptian word 'akakia', a name given to the Egyptian Thorn, Acacia arabica.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Acacia boormanii.
 
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