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Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Acacia vestita
 
Acacia vestita - Hairy Wattle
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Mimosaceae (~Fabales)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 12-16 feet
Width: 15-20 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Acacia vestita (Hairy Wattle) - A dense growing tall shrub to 12-15 feet tall by equal spread. The long pendulous branches are covered with soft gray-green leaves. The golden yellow flowers are held in clusters at the branch tips in the spring. A very adaptable shrub which tolerates both short periods of soggy soil as well as dry periods. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F. A very beautiful plant. 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 vestita.
 
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