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Acacia pendula

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Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula) at Roger's Gardens

Weeping Myall

Weeping Myall

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Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula) at Roger's Gardens

Weeping Myall foliage

Weeping Myall foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9a

Other Names:  Weeping Acacia, Weeping Wattle

Description:

This graceful, weeping evergreen tree adds an air of elegance to the garden landscape with its cascading silvery blue-green foliage; prefers fertile, well drained, sandy soils and full sun; very drought tolerant

Ornamental Features

Weeping Myall has attractive silver-variegated bluish-green foliage. The narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. It features subtle clusters of buttery yellow pincushion flowers along the branches from early to late spring. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Myall is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Myall is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Weeping Myall will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Articulation  Windbreak 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features