Acacia salicina Lindl.
Life form: Evergreen tree or shrub
En: Broughton Willow, Fr: Acacia salicina
Provenance: Western Australia
Distribution in Israel
The Broughton willow is found in the arid part of the country
mainly on wadi banks and along roadsides. Although it does not
create dense thickets, it displays a widespread distribution
throughout the Negev desert.
Acacia salicina is an invasive alien according to terminology
suggested by Richardson et al. (2000).
Acacia salicina in Israel
The Broughton willow was introduced into Israel mainly in the
arid region of the country, for afforestation purposes and soil
erosion control. Information about the invasiveness of this acacia
species is very scarce compared with other Australian acacias
introduced to Israel. Further studies are necessary in order
to determine the present distribution of this species in Israel,
and particularly the dynamics of its populations.
I have so far not found any information relating to the control
of Acacia salicina.
Whibley D.J.E. (1992) Acacias of south Australia, 2nd edition.
Simmons M.H. (1981) Acacias of
Australia, vol.1, Nelson.