ACACIA longifolia

Commonly known as Sallow wattle, Sydney golden wattle

Long lance-shaped willow leaves and bright yellow flowers
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ACACIA longifolia

 
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  • Evergreen
    Lance-shaped leaves (phyllodes) to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree. Grows into a rounded, billowy shrub. Produces flowers in cylindrical clusters 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
    Loam based compost for greenhouse - plenty of light.
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - one of the hardiest wattles. Usually grown as a cool greenhouse plant but can survive all but the hardest frosts.
  • Pests & Diseases
    red spider mites under glass.
  • Place of origin
    eastern Australia.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    use loam-based (JI No. 3) compost in full light
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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