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Acacia cultriformis

Knife-leaf Wattle

Description: Generally erect shrub to 2.5 m high by 2 m across with grey, triangular-shaped phyllodes. Bears golden ball-shaped flowers in spring.
Distribution: NSW, Qld.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Needs a well-drained, sunny position. Good grey-foliaged plant.
Special horticultural attributes:
  • Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
  • Recommended for its foliage.
  • May be used as a feature plant.

Photo of Acacia cultriformis  Photo of Acacia cultriformis

© 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