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Skunk Tree, Summer scented wattle
Scientific Name: Acacia rostellifera rostellifera
Family: Fabaceae
Skunk Tree, Summer scented wattle (Acacia  rostellifera) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-6C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, fast growing to 40 feet tall (12 m), 15 feet spread (4.5 m)

Watering Needs: Little water when established.


In Australia, the Skunk Tree grows in dunes. It has a very distinct skunk smell, that should be a consideration if you decide to get one.

Skunk Tree, Summer scented wattle (Acacia  rostellifera)

Blooming Habits:
Yellow balls

Fruiting Habits:

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