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Golden Wattle


A fast-growing rounded shrub with light green leaves and fragrant rod-shaped, golden yellow flowers that appear in winter to early spring along end of branches.

Acacia longifolia (A. latifolia)

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 3-6"

Leaf shape : Oval

Leaf color : Bright green

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes

Flower shape : Rod-shaped

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 20 ft.

Average size maturity height : 20 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 14-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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