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|
|Other Common Names:||Flax Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Weeping|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering|
|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|
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