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Products > Plants - Browse Alphabetically > Acacia glaucoptera
 
Acacia glaucoptera - Clay Wattle

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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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.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Acacia glaucoptera.
 
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