Acacia longifolia, commonly known as Coast wattle, is a medium-sized evergreen tree that is native to Australia. It is a popular choice for landscaping due to its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements. Coast wattle has long, slender leaves and produces fragrant, golden-yellow flowers in the winter and spring, providing a vibrant and eye-catching visual element to any landscape. It is often used as a feature tree or in mass plantings, providing a naturalistic look to gardens and public spaces. Coast wattle is drought-tolerant and can thrive in a range of growing conditions, making it a resilient and low-maintenance plant.
Acacia longifolia ssp. Sophorae
Height: Up to 6 m
Width: Up to 8 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade and is adapted to a range of soil types, including well-draining sandy soils.
Flowers: Produces fragrant, bright yellow, ball-shaped flowers that bloom from late winter to early spring.
Uses: Acacia longifolia is a popular ornamental tree or shrub for landscaping due to its bright, showy flowers and evergreen foliage. The shrub is also used in erosion control and restoration projects, particularly in coastal areas. The wood of the tree has been used for furniture and fuel, and the bark and leaves have been used in traditional medicine for their antiseptic properties. Acacia longifolia provides habitat and food for native wildlife, including birds and insects.