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





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

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

Previously sold as Acacia latifolia. Fast growing evergreen shrub/ small tree growing 20' tall and equally wide. Can be used successfully as a screen. Flower heads are narrow, tubular, bright yellow, appearing in winter and are fragrant. It is used for its fast growth and screening possibilitites rather than for its bloom. It does need room though and is not very well adapted for Phoenix. It is not long-lived perhaps 20 years.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.