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Acacia pravissima

A fast growing, low-branching, small evergreen tree from Australia with superb blue-green foliage displayed on a graceful, slightly weeping form. A flurry of soft yellow, honey-scented flowers covers the plant in late winter. Thrives in coastal conditions and quite drought tolerant when established.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationa-KAY-see-uh prav-ISS-ee-muh
LoreThe name Acacia comes from the Greek akis 'pointed object', referring to the thorny nature of a number of plants within this genus. Pravissima is derived from the Latin pravus 'crooked' or 'misshapen', in reference to the shape of the phyllodes which are the broadened leaf-like petioles that function like leaf blades.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 12 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Early Spring
Design IdeasAn exceptional plant for creating a large informal background or hedge, it's pendulous branching will provide wonderful texture. Spot into the landscape where a brilliant display of yellow will be welcome in late winter, when color is lacking in many landscapes. In our out of bloom, the foliage is prized for floral arrangements.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsDwarf Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Euryops (Euryops); Cordyline (Cordyline)

Very adaptable but prefers a well-drained, neutral or acidic soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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