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Acacia cultriformis

Knifeleaf Wattle

Acacia

Comments

A multi-trunked shrub or small tree featuring attractive, gray-green triangular foliage, tightly held to arching gray branches; clusters of fragrant, bright yellow flowers in spring; reliable cold hardiness; an excellent water conservation shrub

Description

A multi-trunked shrub or small tree featuring attractive, gray-green triangular foliage, tightly held to arching gray branches; clusters of fragrant, bright yellow flowers in spring; reliable cold hardiness; an excellent water conservation shrub

Landscape Attributes

Knifeleaf Wattle is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Knifeleaf Wattle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Knifeleaf Wattle will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

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Spread:

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Soil Type:

15 feet

15 feet

sandy

Deer Resistant:

true

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