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
Photos: Rachel Cobb