KNIFE-LEAF WATTLE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Dogtooth wattle, Half-moon wattle, Golden-glow wattle
The Knife-leaf Wattle is tree or shrub with upright or spreading habit growing to a height of about 4 m. The twigs are sometimes covered in a whitish bloom. The phyllodes green or grey-green and triangle-shaped, growing to about 3 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. The phyllodes are crowded along the stems. The plant flowers in late winter and spring from August to November. The bright yellow flowers are produced on flower spikes from 1 cm to 8 cm long. The seed pods are straight or slightly curved, about 3 cm to 10 cm long and about 0.5 cm wide. They are fairly flat, with bumps over the seeds. The seeds are black, shiny, about 4mm long and oblong shaped.
It grows in Eucalyptus woodland in clay-loam or sandstone soils.
Acacia cultriformis is found in central New South Wales and southern Queensland on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range. It has also naturalised in New Zealand, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. The Knife-leaf Wattle is a popular garden plant.
Height (m): 2 - 4
Spread (m): 2 - 4
Soil Texture: loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 450
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds
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