Acacia cultriformis

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 Acacia cultriformis subsp. var.  Dogtooth Wattle, Half-moon W., Golden-glow W., Knife-leaf w., Ploughshare w.
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 6 ft to 12 ft
Width: 6 ft to 12 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Australia
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 10.5
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Fabaceae > Acacia cultriformis var. ,

The Knife-leaf Wattle (Acacia cultriformis), also known as the Dogtooth Wattle, Half-moon Wattle or Golden-glow Wattle, is a perennial tree or shrub of the genus Acacia native to Australia. It is widely cultivated, and has been found to have naturalised in Asia, Africa, North America, New Zealand and South America.[1] Acacia cultriformis grows to a height of about 2-3 m.[2]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Acacia cultriformis, Cunn. (A. cultrata, Ait.). A tall shrub with gray foliage thickly clothing the branches: phyll. with nerve-like margins, obliquely ovate to almost triangular, 1/2-l in. long, 1/4-1/2in. wide, with gland on upper edge one-third distance from base, the intervening edge straight and closely hugging the branchlets; vein excentric, much curved, ending in mucronate point: racemes axillary, much exceeding the phyll.; fls. 30-40 in a head; sepals half as long as petals; peduncles 1/4in. long: pod a rich brown, with nerve-like margins, 1 1/2-3 in. long, 1/4in. wide, occasionally constricted between the seed; seed oblong, longitudinal; funicle half as long as seed, silvery and enlarged into a cup-shaped aril almost from the beginning; ripe Sept., Oct. Fls. March, Apr. R.H. 1896, p. 503. J.H. III.34:131.—If kept well pruned it makes a good hedge. Has been cult. in Calif, for many years in the open, and is considered a desirable plant. CH

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