Russelia equisetiformis



Plant of the Month


Russelia equisetiformis



Acacia podalyriifolia

Common Name: Pearl Acacia and Queensland Silver Wattle

Distribution: Native to Australia

Growth Habit: An evergreen shrub or small tree to about 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide.

Cultural Requirements: Acacia podalyriifolia needs full sun, is drought tolerant once established, and cold tolerant down to the low 20s.

Uses/Features: A striking specimen with puffy yellow flowers and silvery-grey leaves. Good contrasting plant in the landscape for its silver foliage. The bright yellow flowers really stand out when in bloom around late winter. If pruned up as a tree it can provide for an excellent patio or street tree with a nice rounded shape.

Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring

Where at SDBG: Hamilton Children’s Garden


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