Bailey acacia grows best in light, well-drained, fertile soil. Acacia is an attractive low water use shrub or small tree, which has a showy spring flowering quality, as well as its distinctive, evergreen, feathery foliage. Its roots may be invasive in residential garden settings, but is effective as a soil stabilizer. It may require regularly scheduled light top-trimming (but not necessarily shearing) of vigorous top shoots to maintain its height below 25'.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to New South Wales, Australia.
Additional Common Names
BAILEY ACACIA, COOTAMUNDRA WATTLE, GOLDEN MIMOSA TREE
Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 20 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 7 - 9 and 13 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.