Acacia linifolia – Flax Wattle

A graceful shrub with cream coloured flowers in summer and often second flowering in winter, grows around the Sydney region, and can be seen in Lane Cove National Park, where it takes over disturbed ground along roadsides. Acacia linifolia has fine leaves and a slight weeping habit, and can provide a light screen in the garden. It prefers light shade or part sun, although can be grown in full sun as well, and is not tolerant of dry soils. The Flax Wattle can be grown in medium to heavy soil types.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia linifolia
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 5
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Light : Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects