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  • Acacia cognata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJanuary to May
  • Height5m to 8m
  • Spread3m to 7m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourLight yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Acacia cognata (Narrow-leaved bower wattle). A shrub or small tree growing to about 8m with weeping branches. The leaves (phyllodes) are linear to oblong about 10cm long and dark green. The flowers are a light yellow colour, fluffy and spherical. The foliage gives a soft, feathery texture.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

River wattle

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown as an ornamental.

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  • Acacia cognata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They require full sun and well-drained soil. Under glass, use a loam-based potting compost with full light. Outside, moderate fertile soil and full sun.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in the spring. Soak them in warm water until swollen first. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, scale insects and mealy bug.

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