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Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Acacia boormanii
 
Acacia boormanii - Snowy River Wattle
   
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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.  Information displayed on this page about  Acacia boormanii is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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