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Acacia longifolia

Sydney golden wattle

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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

This is one of the hardiest species of wattle and grows into a rounded, billowy shrub. It is used in Australia and America as a road screening tree to block out dust and headlights. Grown for its cyclindrical clusters of golden-yellow flowers in spring, it makes an excellent pot plant, but it can be short lived.

Family: Fabaceae/Mimosaceae

Genus: Acacia

Species: longifolia

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: Yellow

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 600cm

Time to plant seeds: February to June

Flowering period: February to April


Reader reviews

julie pastore

wish I could rate it zero. Maybe you can set me straight but it seems like nothing but weedy succulents will grow under this tree. it is good for shade and making soil inhospitable for other plants if that is something that appeals to you (I jest). I have heard it is very invasive.


julie pastore

...though I hear you can eat the seeds and flowers, if that's any consolation. Haven't tried it yet, have you?


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