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Abrus precatorius has small pretty purple flowers located at the end of the stalks. Fruits are short, inflated pods, splitting open when mature to reveal the round; hard and shiny seeds which are scarlet, but black at the base. Seeds contain abrin, one of the most toxic plant poisons known.
Very fast growing, undemanding ornamental and shade tree. Honey-sweet, showy yellow flowers attract bees and butterflies. The plant is amazing in its ability to recolonize waste. Hard to kill. Can grow as much as 6-8 ft per season. Mature trees are medium sized. If you are looking for a fast result, this shade tree is for you. The plant is amazing in its ability to recolonize waste, paper mill sludge; even uranium spoils. This is the only tree found on a 20-year old uranium spoil. Cold hardy to some freeze.
Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' (Purple Fernleaf Acacia) is a small, drought tolerant tree that can reach 10-20 feet in height in the right conditions. It thrives in full sun, and requires moderate water, which decreases once established. It has ornamental foliage, and produces beautiful yellow, orange flowers. These fragrant blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. It grows best in USDA hardiness zones 9-11.
When planting Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea', dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and around the same depth. This will ensure the roots have plenty of space to spread out. Once planted, water deeply to help the roots establish.
For cold regions, it is best to plant Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' in a pot and move it indoors in cold winter months. Make sure the pot is well drained and replant every few years for optimal growth. Feeding with a fertilizer in the spring and summer will help promote growth. If you see any signs of disease or pests, treat them as early as possible with an appropriate product.
Acacia cultriformis is a woody shrub with an upright or spreading habit that grows to 4 m (13 ft) in height.
Its bright flowers and attractive leaves make Acacia cultriformis one of the most popular wattles in cultivation. Drought tolerant, it can be used to combat soil erosion.
The flowers are edible and they are an ingredient used in some fritters. Yellow dye is extracted from the flowers and green dye is extracted from the seed pods
Acacia decurrens is a tall shrub or small tree with bipinnate foliage. The ridge that runs along each branch may be used to identify Acacia decurrens. The dark green foliage contrasts with the bright yellow spring flowers.
Acacia decurrens bark was used in the tanning industry. Tolerates full sun and will grow in most soil conditions.
Unusual, straggling shrub to 1 m high and 1 m across. Wing-like phyllodes appear like cladodes with yellow globular flowers emerging from central stems in spring. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Suitable for growing in containers.
Acacia iteaphylla grows best in a well drained sunny position. It is moderately frost tolerant and moderately salt tolerant.
Acacia mangium grows up to 30m tall, often with a straight trunk.
Phyllodes lanceolate or ovate, conspicuously veined, light or dark green; flower-heads rod-like, white, sparse, on hairy peduncles about 1 cm long; pods long, slender, coiled or twisted and contorted. Its uses include environmental management and wood.