Thursday, February 21, 2008

Acacia tree is blooming


Here are a few photos of my acacia.  Acacia trees can grow up to 20 feet tall.  
I planted mine because it is drought tolerant, will cover the back fence (and my neighbor) and they bloom!  Beautiful giant yellow flowers.  I have heavy clay, alkaline soil and no water.  So I was looking for something that fit into my little microclimate.  Along the back fence of my yard, I am trying to go California native, or at least all drought and Acacia fit the bill.  AND it blooms in February!

My tree was planted about two years ago.  The first year I gave him fairly regular watering, the second year, maybe once a month during summer, and now, I'll do a deep soak every few months.  Here's a photo just before all the blooms opened...

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