Botanical Name: Acacia redolens
 Common Name: Spreading Acacia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

This is a fast, aggressive shrub or ground cover used frequently for embankments. It grows to 3'-5' tall and 10'-15' wide and can be used in large-scale plantings and in difficult situations. It is very hardy. Leaves are gray green with a vanilla fragrance when crushed. Light, creamy yellow flowers are borne in globular clusters in late winter. This plant is from Western Australia. Avail. in 1G., 5G. 'Low Boy' Avail. in 1G., 5G.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.