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Acacia saligna

Family: Leguminosae

Common names: BLUE-LEAVED WATTLE, GOLDEN WREATH WATTLE, MIMOSA, WATTLE

Native to: Western Australia

Sentiment: acacia means secret love; mimosa means sensitivity

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: arching, erect

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 19.6 feet

Max width: 19.6 feet

Flower

yellow

Leaf

blue, green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: bird, hummingbird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: nectar, seeds

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: sun, windy location

Windy location OK

Landscape uses: hedge or edging, screen

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: dry, moderate