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Sydney Golden Wattle
Scientific Name: Acacia longifolia Link
Synonym:
Family: Fabaceae
Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia  longifolia)
Acacia longifolia, Edward Minchen, 'The Flowering Plants and Ferns of New South Wales', courtesy of Australian National Botanic Gardens
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9,14-24
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Young trees are very sensitive to frost

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern Australia, along creeks and swamps

Growth Habits: Evergreen small tree or shrub, fast growing but short lived, 10 to 25 feet tall (3-7.5 m); bright green linear-lanceolate phyllodes, with 2 or 3 prominent veins, 2 to 6 inches long (5-15 cm)

Watering Needs: Low water, needs good drainage, tolerant of coastal conditions

Propagation: Seeds (better results with hot water treatment), heeled semi-hardwood cuttings in summer


Blooming Habits:
Bright yellow cylindrical spikes, 0.8 to 1.6 inches long (2-4 cm). The Acacia longifolia blooms in late winter to early spring.

Fruiting Habits:
More or less cylindrical, dehiscent pod, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm), ending up in a curved beak, containing black seeds.


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