Golden Wreath Wattle

Acacia saligna

Orange Wattle, Coojong, Port Jackson Wattle, Port Jackson-Willow, Western Australian Golden Wattle, Blue-Leaf Wattle, Golden-Wreath Wattle, Silver Wattle, Weeping Wattle, Willow Wattle

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Port Jackon was brought into South Africa in the nineteenth century to produce tan bark and to stabilise the sands of the Cape Flats, it proliferated at an uncontrollable rate and is now a large problem threatening indigenous species in the Western and Eastern Cape. Acacia saligna grows as a small, dense, spreading tree with a short trunk and a weeping habit, when in flower the whole tree is covered with bright yellow flowers.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Winter

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Quick growing make the wood useful for garden support structures. Cut down and clear the leaves to support tomatoes, beans and peas.

Propagation

Seed

Produces large amounts of seeds in pods that selfseed and spread quickly.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Drought resistant

Once established the tree can go for long periods without water.

Special features

Origin

Australia, South Western region

Natural climate

Temperate, semi-arid

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Gravel

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

Acacia saligna can be used for multiple purposes, as it grows under a wide range of soil conditions into a woody shrub or tree. It has been used for tanning, revegetation, animal fodder, mine site rehabilitation, firewood, mulch, agroforestry and as a decorative plant.

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally problem free due to the ants that live off the nectar and keep other insects away.
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