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Acacia podalyriifolia * Pearl Acacia

Acacia podalyriifolia might be called temperamental, but I think it is well worth growing. The Pearl Acacia is short-lived, and susceptible to root-rot if you provide more water more than Acacia podalyriifolia might think is appropriate or if you plant the Pearl Acacia where the winter drainage is not so good. Not much water is required once Acacia podalyriifolia is established. The Pearl Acacia will flop if it does not get some support. The most successful Pearl Acacia that I have cared for leaned on an adjacent pepper tree, a giant living tree stake. The Pearl Acacia is most rewarding as the leaves are a beautiful soft pearl white and the February bloom is worthy of its gemlike name. Acacia podalyriifolia trees should not be allowed to become too leggy as they will often break themselves down when flowering. The blooming branches of Acacia podalyriifolia make a great addition to flower arrangements, the pearly white foliage sets off the yellow flowers nicely.

Acacia podalyriifolia, Pearl Acacia

Pearl white foliage contrasts nicely with the yellow flowers of Acacia podalyriifolia, the Pearl Acacia. High resolution images are available from our Garden Image Collection.

Acacia podalyriifolia, Pearl Acacia

Pearl white foliage contrasts nicely with the yellow flowers of Acacia podalyriifolia, the Pearl Acacia.

Plants from the Acacia Genus featured on this site:
Acacia baileyana purpurea * Purple Fernleaf Wattle
Acacia boormanii Snowy River Wattle
Acacia cognata * River Wattle
Acacia Cousin Itt * Little River Wattle
Acacia covenyi * Blue Bush
Acacia cultriformis * Knifeleaf Wattle, Knife Wattle, Dogtooth Wattle
Acacia dealbata * Silver Wattle
Acacia glaucoptera * Flat Wattle, Clay Wattle
Acacia iteaphylla * Willow Wattle, Flinders Range Wattle
Acacia podalyriifolia * Pearl Acacia
Acacia pravissima * Oven's Wattle
Acacia spectabilis * Mudgee Wattle
Acacia stenophylla * Shoestring Acacia
Acacia vestita * Hairy Wattle