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Golden Wattle

Acacia longifolia

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)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

6m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Golden Wattle

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.

Common problems with Golden Wattle

How to propagate Golden Wattle

Seed

Propagate by seed in the spring.

Cuttings

Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Golden Wattle

Attractive flowers

Hedge plant

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.