Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||a-KAY-see-uh prav-ISS-ee-muh|
|Lore||The 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 Maturity||Quickly reaches 12 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Winter to Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||An 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
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