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