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Acacia cultriformis 'Knife-leaf Acacia'

Acacia cultriformis 'Knife-leaf Acacia'

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Acacia cultriformis 'Knife-leaf Acacia' (Knife-leaf Wattle)

A showy evergreen shrub or small multi-trunked tree, Acacia cultriformis is an eastern Australian native popular for its striking grey/blue foliage and spectacular flower display. Small, wedge-shaped, gray-blue foliage is densely whorled along the length of its long, arching branches. Blooms profusely with clusters of tiny, fragrant, bright yellow pom-pom flowers in late winter and early spring. Grows 10 to 15 feet tall and wide. Like other members of the pea family, this species plays host to microorganisms that return the favor of a free meal by making atmospheric nitrogen available to the plant.

Unique Qualities

This plant is used regionally to make honey; acacia honey is a bit darker than clover honey, but it has a fragrance that is highly desirable. The flowers of this shrub are edible. They are often used in fritters.

Growing Acacia cultriformis 'Knife-leaf Acacia'

  • Plant Acacia cultriformis 'Knife-leaf Acacia' in a location with full sun exposure, ensuring it receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth.
  • Water the plant sparingly, especially once established, as it is drought-tolerant; allow the soil to dry out between watering sessions to prevent overwatering.
  • Use well-draining soil, such as sandy or gravelly soil, to prevent waterlogging and promote healthy root development.
  • Knife-leaf Acacia is hardy in USDA zones 9-11 and can tolerate a range of temperatures, including hot and arid conditions.
  • Prune the plant after flowering to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged branches, promoting healthy growth and more prolific flowering.

Shipping Info

Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 10” to 12” in height with well-developed roots. Planting guidelines will also be included.

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