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Acacia longifolia

Sydney Golden Wattle

Description: Large, erect shrub to 6 m, sometimes more, with light green phyllodes to 15 cm by 2-3 cm. Flowers in golden spikes occur in spring.
Distribution: NSW, Vic.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Good, hardy, fast-growing species for screening. Suitable for hydroseeding work on banks. Has become a weed in South Africa.
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© Text derived from the Acacia sections of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd