Botanical Name: Acacia baileyana
Common Name: Fearnleaf Acacia, Bailey Acacia  
Plant photo of: Acacia baileyana
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


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

One of the showiest acacias for western gardens. It usually grows to 15' in height, with a compact, dense habit, and it is one of the first plants to flower, blooming heavily in late winter. It has soft textured leaves that are usually blue gray. It is very drought tolerant and originates from south eastern 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.