Acacia pendula, also known as Weeping Myall, is a small deciduous tree native to Australia. Growing 10-20 feet in height, it has a spreading form with weeping growth habit and grey-green foliage. Acacia pendula is an eye-catching tree for parks, gardens and backyards.
In autumn, Acacia pendula produces clusters of yellow to orange flowers giving a beautiful display in the garden. The flowers are followed by small brown seedpods which are ingested by birds and other wildlife.
It is best grown in full sun and will tolerate low watering. While established plants may be drought tolerant, Acacia pendula will benefit from moderate amounts of water during dry periods. In warm climates, it can be grown in a pot, making an attractive feature on a balcony or patio.
The Weeping Myall is frost hardy and handles cold temperatures to at least 30 degrees Fahrenheit for short periods of time. This small tree is suitable for USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9-11.
To ensure healthy growth, it is important to follow basic plant care and maintenance. Provide a deep watering every two weeks in dry conditions, and fertilize twice a year with a general purpose fertilizer. For container-grown Acacia pendula, use a potting mix enriched with an additional 10% soil conditioner or sand for improved drainage. When growing this tree in cold regions, provide extra protection by mulching over the roots in winter and cover with a cloth or tarp in extremely cold weather.