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.

Family:Fabaceae
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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