SelecTree: Tree Detail
SYDNEY GOLDEN WATTLE
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Prefers a light, well-drained, fertile soil, but tolerates clay sloped areas. Relatively drought tolerant. Resistant to oak root fungus.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Southeastern Australia.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 25 feet.
Width: 9 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Oblanceolate, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter, Spring or Summer.
Bark Dark Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Dry and Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Armillaria. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Scales and Thrip, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia longifolia Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-longifolia >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI