Willow Acacia | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Willow Acacia (Acacia salicina) name comes from the fact that as it matures, its foliage weeps from upright branches, providing a similar look to a classic Willow tree. Only Willow Acacias keep their leaves all year while using quite a bit less water then other Acacias.

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Water Needs

Moist to dry soil


Full sun to partial shade


20-40 feet

Canopy Width

15 feet

Growth Rate

36 inches per season


Spring or Winter
Showy, cream, orange or yellow


Winter or Spring
Very large, brown pod

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 and drought resistant trees for North County San Diego. You can also contact our Certified Arborist to ask a question!

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