Acacia cyclops A.Cunn. ex G.Don
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Acacia cyclops is a tree.
Acacia cyclops was described by George Don in 1832. The name is considered as validly published.
The trees reach heights of 4 metres and are comparatively fast-growing and short-lived. They have a semi-erect habit and produce multiple stems, the main growing season is in spring and summer.
Wood and Bark
Acacia cyclops is evergreen. The green, bipinnate leaves are alternate. The foliage is dense.
Flowers and Fruits
Acacia cyclops produces showy yellow globose flowers from April to May.
From summer to autumn the trees produce an abundance of ornamental black legumes that are persistent on the plant.
Acacia cyclops is native to West Australia and is naturalized in Portugal.
The trees prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay and comparatively poor with a pH between 6 and 8,3. The plants need a soil depth of at least 46 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -7Â°C (USDA zone 9) and need a frost-free period of at least 26 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: anaerobic soil
- low: calcareous soil
- medium: soil salinity
- high: drought
Maintenance and Propagation
- Plants can be cut back down to the trunk (coppicing) as necessary.
Propagate by sowing or by cuttings.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.