Knife-Leaf Wattle (Acacia cultriformis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10 - 15 feet
Plant Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Plant does not have true leaves but rather, gray-green triangular phyllodes.
Fruit: Other: Flat pods with raised segments, containing numerous shiny, black seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Flowers
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak in warm water for 10 - 12 hours before sowing.
Days to germinate: 3 - 4 weeks.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

hence the common name knifeleaf

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Wrong plant ID by Calif_Sue Jun 12, 2018 7:25 PM 4
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