Botanical Name: Acacia redolens 'Desert Carpet'
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Common Name: Spreading Acacia 'Desert Carpet'  
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Water Saving Tip:

Water-wise plants can be beautiful as well as practical.

Ask at your local nursery for the types of plants that have minimal watering needs.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

n/a

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Roadside

 

Special Uses

Cascade, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Native to inland areas of W. Australia is used extensively in southern California and Arizona as a groundcover. A single plant can spread to 12' making it an economical choice. It has thick, gray-green evergreen phyllodes which can be chlorotic . with too much water. Spring blooms small yellow puffballs smelling of vanilla. Tolerates alkaline & slightly saline soils, In coastal situations, needs nearly no water. Desert Carpet? is a clone which gets only 24" tall.
Frost tolerant to 15 F.