Knife-leaf Wattle
(Acacia cultriformis)

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Erect evergreen shrub which becomes bushy with age. In spring, bright yellow flowerheads are produced. Leaves are reduced to flattened leaf-stalks called phyllodes which are mostly lance-shaped. Usually produced in winter or spring and found in tropical to warm-temperate regions such as; South America, Kenya, South Africa, Polynesia and Australia.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Annual
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Root size
2.5 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Loam
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Central Highlands Garden
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring
Colours
Yellow, Green, Blue
Gardens
Cottage Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Native Garden