Acacia pendula

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Description

Acacia pendula, commonly referred to as Weeping Myall, is a unique Australian native tree distinguished by its gracefully drooping branches and fine, silvery-grey foliage. An attractive and hardy species, the Weeping Myall flourishes in diverse garden settings, growing up to 10 meters in height. From late winter to early spring, it adorns itself with delicate yellow ball-shaped flowers, enhancing its appeal in garden landscapes.

Common Name: Weeping Myall
Mature Height (meters): 5-10m
Mature Width (meters): 3-5m
Spacing: 3-4m for optimal growth
Foliage: Fine, silvery-grey
Flowering period: Late winter to early spring, showcasing small yellow ball-shaped flowers
Form/ Habit: Upright with weeping branches
Uses: Feature tree, shade tree, and natural windbreaks.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Evergreen
Tolerates: Drought, poor soils, and moderate frost once established
Drought Hardy: Yes
Sun: Full sun
Maintenance: Low
Water requirement: Moderate; adaptable to drier conditions once established.

Description

Acacia pendula, commonly referred to as Weeping Myall, is a unique Australian native tree distinguished by its gracefully drooping branches and fine, silvery-grey foliage. An attractive and hardy species, the Weeping Myall flourishes in diverse garden settings, growing up to 10 meters in height. From late winter to early spring, it adorns itself with delicate yellow ball-shaped flowers, enhancing its appeal in garden landscapes.

Common Name: Weeping Myall
Mature Height (meters): 5-10m
Mature Width (meters): 3-5m
Spacing: 3-4m for optimal growth
Foliage: Fine, silvery-grey
Flowering period: Late winter to early spring, showcasing small yellow ball-shaped flowers
Form/ Habit: Upright with weeping branches
Uses: Feature tree, shade tree, and natural windbreaks.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Evergreen
Tolerates: Drought, poor soils, and moderate frost once established
Drought Hardy: Yes
Sun: Full sun
Maintenance: Low
Water requirement: Moderate; adaptable to drier conditions once established.

Additional Information You Should Know About Acacia pendula

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Height Guide For Acacia pendula

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Why Choose Acacia pendula For Your Garden?

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How To Grow Acacia pendula In Different Soil Types

The Acacia pendula, known for its cascading foliage, thrives in well-draining soil. Here's how to ensure your Weeping Wattle gets the perfect drainage for optimal growth:

  • Ideal Drainage:¬†Acacia pendula prefers well-draining soil.¬†If your existing soil is compact,¬†amending it with organic material like compost or composted bark will improve drainage and aeration.¬†This allows for good air circulation around the roots and prevents waterlogging.
  • Sandy Soil:¬†While naturally well-draining,¬†sandy soil can be prone to nutrient loss.¬†To maintain a healthy Acacia pendula in sandy soil,¬†regularly apply compost or a balanced fertilizer to provide the nutrients it needs.
  • Clay Soil:¬†Clay soil can retain too much moisture,¬†potentially leading to root rot.¬†To improve drainage in heavy clay soils,¬†mix in sand and organic matter.¬†This creates a more porous structure that allows excess water to drain away and prevents waterlogging.
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Planting Your Acacia pendula: Ensuring A Strong Start

How to Plant Acacia pendula

  1. Select a Suitable Location: Prioritize sunny spots with good drainage.
  2. Prepare Soil: While adaptable, richer soils with added compost can be beneficial.
  3. Dig a Hole: Approximate to twice the pot's width and the same depth.
  4. Plant: Carefully position Acacia in the hole, backfill, and compress lightly.
  5. Water: Generously after planting.
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Watering Requirements After Planting

When you plant a new tree, it's crucial to give it the right start by ensuring it receives sufficient water. Here’s a general guideline for watering your newly planted tree:

  • Immediately After Planting: Water your tree generously right after planting your Acacia pendula to settle the soil around the roots and eliminate any air pockets.
  • First Three Months: The initial three months are critical for the establishment of the tree. During this period, the tree should be hand watered twice daily, in the morning and evening. This helps the roots grow deep and strong.
  • Irrigation System: If you have an irrigation system, adjust it to ensure the tree gets adequate water during these first months.
  • Adjusting to Weather Conditions: Always consider the weather conditions and adjust your watering accordingly. In hotter and drier periods, additional watering may be necessary.

Consistent attention to your tree’s watering needs during this initial period will help ensure its healthy growth and long-term success in your garden.

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Root Ball Guide

Here is our guide for planting your trees with the appropriate root ball dimensions. When planting, we recommend digging a hole that is 10% larger than the size of your pot, and teasing the rootball before planting to promote better root growth.

Root Ball Dimensions:

  • 40cm Pot: 44 x 38.5 cm
  • 45L Bag: 41.8 x 41.8 cm
  • 50cm Squat Pot: 49.5 x 34.1 cm
  • 50cm Pot: 49.5 x 35.2 cm
  • 70L Pot: 55 x 41.8 cm
  • 75L Bag: 55 x 48.4 cm
  • 90L Pot: 59.4 x 44 cm
  • 100L Bag: 50.6 x 52.8 cm
  • 100L Squat Bag: 58.3 x 49.5 cm
  • 100L Pot: 66 x 49.5 cm
  • 150L Bag: 66 x 55 cm
  • 155L Pot: 74.8 x 52.8 cm
  • 200L Bag: 71.5 x 60.5 cm
  • 280L Pot: 91.3 x 55 cm
  • 300L Bag: 88 x 63.8 cm
  • 400L Bag: 99 x 66 cm
  • 500L Bag: 122 x 66 cm
  • 1000L Bag: 146.3 x 71.5 cm
  • 2000L Bag: 176 x 82.5 cm

Follow these dimensions to ensure a smooth planting process and optimal growth for your new tree.

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Caring For Your Acacia pendula

Caring for Acacia pendula

  • Watering: Regular during early stages; can taper as the tree matures.
  • Pruning: Minimal; shape and remove dead growth as needed.
  • Mulching: Use organic mulch around the base, keeping distance from the trunk.
  • Pests/Diseases: Watch for standard Acacia pests and diseases.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Acacia pendula

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How fast does Weeping Myall grow? Moderate growth rate; varies with conditions.
  • Is it suitable for smaller gardens? Yes, its manageable size and unique appearance fit various garden sizes.
  • What makes Acacia pendula stand out? Its weeping habit, fine foliage, and distinctive yellow blooms give it a distinct garden presence.

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