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GOLDEN WATTLE
Acacia pycnantha

Acacia pycnantha

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General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Evergreen shrub or small tree to 25 feet. Needs sun. Known to be moderately drought tolerant.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Southeastern Australia.

Family: Fabaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 feet.

Width: 12 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Light Green to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Bright Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.

Bark Dark Brown or Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Bees, Butterflies, and Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Ornamental.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia pycnantha Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-pycnantha >

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