A.cultriformis.JPG (45788 bytes)Acacia cultriformis: is known as the Knife-leaf Wattle. This name refers to shape of the phyllodes. The grey phyllodes are triangular in shape and have a prominent gland  at the angle of the upper phyllode margin. The golden flower heads vary in shape. Some populations have ball shaped flower heads. Others have flower heads that are between ball and rod shaped. The illustrated specimen is from our garden and has ball shaped flower heads. Acacia cultriformis flowers in mid spring.

The height and growth habit, of the Knife-leaf Wattle, are also variable. Most specimens are tall, erect shrubs. There is also a form that grows into a medium, mounded shrub. This latter form has been cultivated on a road cutting north of Tamworth in central New South Wales.

Regardless of flower shape and growth habit, Acacia cultriformis is an attractive native shrub. Both foliage and flowers are attractive features. Grow this Wattle as a specimen plant or in a shrubbery.

We have fond memories of Acacia cultriformis. A large population grew naturally around our house when we worked in the Warrumbungle National Park in central New South Wales.

Acacia cultriformis occurs in New South Wales and Victoria.

Prune after flowering and propagate from seed and possibly cuttings.