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Care of the plant Acacia longifolia or Golden wattle.

Care of the plant Acacia longifolia or Golden wattle

The Acacia genus, of the Fabaceae family, includes some 1,200 species of shrubs and trees native to Australia, Africa, Asia and South America. Some species are: Acacia longifolia, Acacia karoo, Acacia iteaphylla, Acacia greggii, Acacia dodonaeifolia, Acacia dealbata, Acacia cultriformis, Acacia hebeclada, Acacia tortilis, Acacia truncata, Acacia luederitzii, Acacia saligna, Acacia paradoxa, Acacia tetragonophylla, Acacia melanoxylon.

Common names: Sydney golden wattle, Long-leaved wattle, Golden wattle or Coast wattle. This species is native to Australia.

They are small trees with rounded tops and rapid growth that do not exceed 10 meters in height. The leaves are evergreen, lanceolate and light green in color. The showy flowers appear in dense yellow axillary spikes. They bloom in late winter or early spring.

It can be used as an isolated specimen or in small groups and are suitable for coastal gardens with a Mediterranean climate.

Acacia longifolia needs full sun exposure. They can tolerate some sporadic and low intensity frost (-3 ºC).

They are not demanding on the soil if it is well drained. They can tolerate calcareous and poor soils.

Water moderately throughout the year, waiting until the soil is dry. They are quite resistant to drought.

The annual fertilizer of the garden with compost or manure is enough.

It should be pruned after flowering to control its growth and give it a more rounded shape.

It's a resistant tree that is not usually attacked by pests and diseases.

They can propagate from seeds sown in spring and by cuttings.

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Acacia longifolia
Acacia longifolia
Acacia longifolia