• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 12 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Vibrant Waterwise Tree
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-KAY-see-uh prav-ISS-ee-muh
    Plant type:Tree
    Growth habit:Weeping
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    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.
    Companion PlantsDwarf Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Euryops (Euryops); Cordyline (Cordyline)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Acacia pravissima is native to Victoria, the South West Slopes and Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Commonly known as Ovens Wattle or Wedge leaved Wattle, it was first described in 1882 by Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller. Recipient of RHS Award of Garden Merit, 2002.
    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.


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