Botanical Name: Acacia rigens
 Common Name: Needle Acacia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green, Grey

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Filler, Hedge, Screen, Wind Break

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Large shrub that can reach about 10' tall and wide. Grey-green needle like foliage is long and narrow, creating a very wispy appearance. Yellow rod shaped flowers in the spring. Australian native.
hardy to 20f