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Acacia iteaphylla - Willow Wattle
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Mimosaceae (~Fabales)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 8-10 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Acacia iteaphylla (Willow Wattle) - A dense tall shrub to 10-13 feet tall with intricate angular branching structure with somewhat drooping tips and bearing many soft narrow blue-green leaves (phyllodes). Stems and leaves have a distinct red tinge when young. Pale yellow fragrant flowers emerge in late fall to early spring. A very adaptable shrub that tolerates most soils but best in ones that are well drained. It is noted to be drought and lime tolerant as well as tolerant of coastal planting outside of severe exposure to salt spray. Hardy to below 20 degrees F. This plant comes southern South Australia extending from the Flinders Ranges across to the Eyre Peninsula. 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. The specific epithet comes from the Greeks word 'itea' meaning "willow" and 'phylla' meaning leaf and it is commonly also known as the Willow-leaf Wattle.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Acacia iteaphylla.
 
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