Botanical Name: Acacia longifolia
Common Name: Golden Wattle  
Plant photo of: Acacia longifolia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range

6-12', 12-25'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Winter, Spring


Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch


Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Silhouette


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Screen, Mass Planting, Wind Break, Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Fast growing evergreen shrub/ small tree grows 20' tall and equally wide.Flower heads are narrow, tubular, bright yellow, appearing in winter and are fragrant. It is used for its fast growth and screening use rather than for its bloom. However, it DOES need ample room to grow. It is not long-lived perhaps 20 years.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.