Also known as
Sydney Wattle, Coastal Wattle, Golden-Rods, Longleaf Wattle, Sallow Wattle, Sydney golden wattle, Long-leaved wattle, Acacia Trinervis, Aroma Doble
Acacia longifolia 3c by Consultaplantas (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Golden Wattle Overview
Acacia longifolia is a small evergreen tree or shrub in the Fabaceae family. It can grow to around 7m in height. The leaves are leathery and a grey-green colour growing on long branches. The flowers are arranged in spikes, yellow in colour and bloom during the spring.
How to propagate Golden Wattle
Propagate by seed in the spring.
Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Special features of Golden Wattle
Other uses of Golden Wattle
Hedging. Suitable for coastal conditions. The bark is used to tan sheepskin. A yellow dye can be made from the flowers and a green dye from the seed pods. It is also grown to stop the erosion of coastal land.