Acacia Saligna | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Acacia Saligna (Acacia saligna), also known as the ‘Blue Leaf Wattle’, is an extremely fast-growing, sun-loving tree that flourishes in the lower deserts. The canopy provides shade to an area that’s usually a little wider than the trees height. Look for a gorgeous yellow flower display during Spring. The Acacia Saligna is a great, drought tolerant choice, perfect for San Diego’s drought conditions and increasing water restrictions.
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Water Needs

Moist to dry soil


Full sun to partial shade


20-30 feet

Canopy Width

15-20 feet

Growth Rate

36+ inches per season


Showy, orange/yellow flowers


Large brown pods

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to root rot

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To learn more about creating a water wise landscape, check out our complete list of the best drought tolerant trees for North County San Diego.

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