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Acacia cultriformis

Knife-leaf wattle

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread2.25m to 4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Acacia cultriformis (Knife-leaf wattle). This is a tall shrub from New South Wales. The bright yellow flowers are profuse and are produced in the spring-time. It has blue-grey phyllodes which are up to 25mm long and shaped like small crescents. The phyllodes are attached directly to the branches without leaf stalks.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown as an ornamental, for both flowers and unusual foliage. The flowers are edible and a yellow dye can be extracted from them.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in light, medium, heavy, well-drained soil with 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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