Acacia podalyriifolia/Pearl Acacia

Acacia podalyriifolia / Acacia podalyriifolia
Yellow flowers and silvery-gray foliage
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Yellow flowers and silvery-gray foliage

Flowers and foliage

Cluster of flowers blooming in January at a Southern California botanical garden

Large specimen plant at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Acacia podalyriifolia
Common Name: Pearl Acacia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: An evergreen shrub best known for its attractive silvery-gray foliage and an abundance of ball-like yellow flowers in late winter and spring. Reported to be quite drought tolerant of drought. This shrub is native to Australia