Golden Wreath Wattle, Orange Wattle
(Previously known as: Acacia cyanophylla
Description: Large shrub or small tree to 10 m, sometimes developing a spreading crown. Phyllodes to 20 cm long and up to 2 cm wide, occasionally bluish. Flowers are large golden balls in spring.
Distribution: WA (naturalized in other States).
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Useful as a tall background plant. Very fast growing, hardy, and resistant to salt spray. Has become a weed in north-eastern NSW and South Africa.
Special horticultural attributes:
- Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
- Suitable hedge or screen plant.
- Resistant to salt spray.
- Suitable for planting in tropical areas.