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Acacia stenophylla - Shoe-String Acacia
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Mimosaceae (~Fabales)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 20-30 feet
Width: 10-20 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Acacia stenophylla (Shoe-String Acacia) - An open, quick-growing evergreen (evergray) tree to 30 feet tall by 20 feet wide with maroon bark that ages to a gray-brown color. Very long narrow and slightly twisted, drooping leaves lightly clothe weeping branches. Small rounded creamy yellow flowers appear in late winter/spring followed by clusters of brown seed pods.

Plant in full sun is a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. It is salt tolerant and cold hardy to about 20-25 degrees F. A good tree that provides light shade in drought tolerant gardens.

Shoe-String Acacia grows natuarlly primarily in in central and eastern Australia but us also found scattered around in the more arid parts of soouthern Western Australia.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 and the specific epithet comes from the Latin words 'stenos' meaning narrow and 'phyllon' meaning leaf in reference to the long narrow leaves of this species. We have grown this plant since 1988. 

This information about Acacia stenophylla displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.