12 responses to “Acacia baileyana”

  1. Beverley

    Acacia baileyana – Z8 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Acacia baileyana – Z10-11 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  2. Brian Kramer

    NPR (www.npr.org) has an interesting series of 3 program about Tibetan medicinal plants this week. It is a radio expedition program co- sponsored by the National Geographic Magazine. Today’s program featured the snow lotus, Saussurea laniceps, favors steep, unstable scree slopes well above 12,000 feet. Could you include some of the plants in future photos?

  3. katherine

    Your choice of photo is very timely. Acacia is widespread in the SF Bay Area, and they are in full bloom right now, just like your photo. Unfortunately, many might say, because allergies to acacia pollen are very common. Ahhhhhh CHOO!

  4. Dale Hameister

    Acacia baileyana, as well as Acacia decurrens and Acacia melanoxylon (all from Austrialia) are very invasive in the Monterey Bay area of California. They are spreading into the riparian and Monterey pine forest areas, displacing native species. They are very evident this time of year while they are full of beautiful yellow flowers. Just because a plant is pretty, doesn’t mean it should be planted all over…. or it may “escape”….

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Agreed, Dale.

  6. Phyllis

    I am trying to find out if acacia baileyana “mimosa” are male or female?- I have a couple of trees- one has seed pods and the other doesn’t. Thank you for your help.

  7. Daniel Mosquin

    I’m fairly certain our single plant at UBC produced seeds. This would mean that the flowers (on our previous plant) were hermaphroditic and the individual plant was monoclinous. It is possible, though I can find no mention of it, that the species shows androdioecy. See Wikipedia for more on plant sexuality.
    It could also just be that the second tree isn’t yet mature enough to bear fruit.

  8. Iona

    I am growing the acacia baileyana in Tokyo Japan, and in four years it has never flowered. It was purchased as quite a mature tree, and has prolific leaf growth which is pruned back in height at least twice a year because of the problems of space in Tokyo, but the mystery of the flowers remains.

  9. Adelmo Cabral

    Preciso de sementes de Acacia Baileyana
    Brasil

  10. Barry Cameron

    I am doing some research on the San Diego area. I have some vidoe footage of a tree that looks like an Acacia. Do they grow in this area (Escondido, Ca)? Thanks for anyone’s input.

  11. Daniel Mosquin

    Barry, absolutely.

  12. Janet A.

    Barry,
    I live in Poway (just south of Escondido) and love the acacias that grow in this area! I believe several different forms do well here — in fact, I’ve noticed some are hard to get rid of. One lot that had several acacias was bulldozed, and the next year new acacias were sprouting everywhere. They became a gorgeous yellow forest in the spring. Unfortunately in my eyes, that spot is now covered with houses.
    Janet

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