Botanical Name: Acacia longifolia
Common Name: Golden Wattle, Sydney Golden Wattle  
Plant photo of: Acacia longifolia
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Water Saving Tip:

In general, lawns only need to be watered once every three days.

Check your irrigation controller and reduce watering times if necessary.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



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


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, Seascape


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Silhouette


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Park, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences, With Rocks


Special Uses

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


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
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 and scented, appearing in winter and spring. 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 just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.