A.linifolia.JPG (55626 bytes)Acacia linifolia: is known as the White Wattle and is a slender shrub to small tree. The specimen, in our garden, has reached a height of 1.5 metres.
The foliage is slightly pendulous and the phyllodes are narrow and flat. A small gland is sometimes found below the centre of the phyllodes on the margin. Young phyllodes are pink.
The globular flower-heads are composed of 6 to 12 individual flowers and are pale yellow. The flower-heads are held in racemes (a simple unbranched inflorescence) at the base of phyllodes. Flowering may occur in late spring and early summer with sporadic flowering at other times. Our specimen flowers in September.
Growth habit, foliage and flowers are all attractive features of this hardy Wattle.
Acacia linifolia is a native of New South Wales and is found in the southern and central parts of the State.
Prune after flowering.
Propagate from seed and cuttings.