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Acacia longifolia var. sophorae

coast wattle

Variable in form from a small upright tree to 5m in height, to a dense spreading shrub to 4m in width. The latter is typical when grown in coastal conditions. Light green phyllodes grow to 15cm in length and the flowers are golden yellow rods in spring
 
originNSW, Qld, Vic, Tas, SA.
cultural notesA fast growing and hardy plant tolerant of all soils provided they are not waterlogged. At their best in a sunny position.
maintenanceCan be pruned to maintain shape and promote a bushy habit.
toleratesTolerant of frost, drought, salt and smog.
flowering seasonSpring.
flower colourGolden yellow rod-shaped flower spikes to 5cm in length arising from the phyllode axils. Seed pods are light brown and often curved.
foliage colourMid to dark green leathery phllodes to 15cm in length.
widthup to 4m
heightup to 5m
plant spacing100cm apart
recommended usesA fast growing hardy species often used in frontline coastal sand dune regeneration. Useful as hedges or windbreaks. Seeds are edible and can be roasted or ground into flour.

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