Shoestring acacia’s long, narrow leaves are actually phyllodes, which are modified petioles that function as leaves. Each phyllode grows about 12 to 16 inches long on this semideciduous tree. The foliage provides light filtered shade in the landscape, allowing plants underneath to receive some sunlight. Shoestring acacia can look straggly when young, but it grows quickly Acacia stenophylla is a species of Acacia commonly referred to as the shoestring acacia. It is an evergreen tree in the family Fabaceae native to Australia. It is not considered rare or endangered.
Care And Nurture
- It grows better under moist, warm climate but cannot stand water logging.
- Recommended for planting in parks, gardens and inside lawns. Suitable for avenue planting.
- Water the plant when the soil feels dry to touch .Water Moderately in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season
- Water deeply once a month spring through fall and alternating months during the winter
- Grows well and sufficiently in ample sunlight conditions
- Requires full to partial sunlight for the optimal and efficient growth of the plant.
Soil and Fertilization
- No fertilizer is needed
- maintenance consists of pruning low branches to maintain an attractive tree form
- Prune in spring after flowers have faded.