Acacia stenophylla

Shoestring Acacia

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 30' x 20'

Natural Growth Habit: Weeping

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 12-24

A Bit More

Particularly well-suited to low desert regions throughout California and Arizona, this Australian native evergreen tree brings a certain lushness to otherwise arid regions. Naturally open, vertical and graceful in habit, a mature specimen will reach 20-45 feet in height with a 10-20 foot spread. Its naturally narrow form makes it an excellent candidate for tight applications and it will softly filter undesirable views. The Shoestring Acacia is so named because of its very narrow and very long leaves or phyllodes that resemble needles on a pine tree. Its hanging foliage moves beautifully with even the slightest breeze. Come late winter or early spring, clusters of light yellow flowers appear and are followed by odd looking white fruit that looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss story.