Acacia linifolia – Flax Wattle

A graceful shrub with cream coloured flowers in summer and often second flowering in winter, grows around the Sydney region, and can be seen in Lane Cove National Park, where it takes over disturbed ground along roadsides. Acacia linifolia has fine leaves and a slight weeping habit, and can provide a light screen in the garden. It prefers light shade or part sun, although can be grown in full sun as well, and is not tolerant of dry soils. The Flax Wattle can be grown in medium to heavy soil types.

Scientific Name:Acacia linifolia
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Flax Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants