Botanical Name: Acacia baileyana


Common Name: Fearnleaf Acacia  


Plant photo of: Acacia baileyana
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Water Saving Tip:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

12-25', 25-40'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Blue Green, Silver


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Japanese, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Background, Lawn


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Mass Planting


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme - Editor
Photographer: Susan Frommer
  • Description

  • Notes

This is one of the showiest Acacias for western gardens. It usually grows to 15' in height, with a compact, dense habit; it is one of the first plants to flower, blooming heavily in late winter. It has soft textured leaves that are blue gray. It is very drought tolerant and originates from Southeastern Australia.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.