Acacia longifolia

Sydney Golden Wattle
Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

15-20′ x 15-20′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Desert Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

10A-11

Fast-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with a mounding growth habit to 15-20′ tall and wide. This tough, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant Australian native can be grown as a single trunk tree but is more commonly left un-pruned to achieve its dense, bushy growth habit. Lance-shaped, light-green leaves are accented with lightly-fragrant, caterpillar-shaped, powder-puff-like yellow flowers that appear near the branch tips late-winter into spring. Highly adaptable, growing from the low deserts to coastal ranges, this durable species is ideally suited for use as a slope, screening or windbreak planting. Requires a well-drained soil and little water once established. Thrives in a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 10A-11
Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 14-24

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