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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Shrub > Acacia glaucoptera
 
Acacia glaucoptera - Clay Wattle

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Mimosaceae (~Fabales)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Acacia glaucoptera (Clay Wattle) - A very unusual Acacia that grows to 3 feet high with a sprawling habit. Its twisting branches are clothed with continuously overlapping gray-green leaves giving the appearance of a zigzagging stem. New growth is red or bronze and in cooler months the foliage stems are a purplish tone. Large, rounded yellow flowers form along the stems in spring. Requires full sun and good drainage. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F. Can be used selectively as a ground cover in a small area or as an unusual specimen 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 our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have 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 glaucoptera.
 
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