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Old Silver Wattle in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Acacia podalyriifolia

 

Old Silver Wattle

Acacia podalyriifolia is an evergreen tree growing to 3 m by 3 m. It is hardy and is in flower from mid-winter to late spring. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). Suitable for light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable for acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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plant Features
  • Old Silver Wattle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Old Silver Wattle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Old Silver Wattle is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Old Silver Wattle likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Old Silver Wattle

Latin name

Acacia podalyriifolia

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Old Silver Wattle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Old Silver Wattle is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Old Silver Wattle likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Old Silver Wattle likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Old Silver Wattle is 3.00meters x 3.00meters 3.00 M 3.00 M

Acacia podalyriifolia

Acacia podalyriifolia is an evergreen tree growing to 3 m by 3 m. It is hardy and is in flower from mid-winter to late spring. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). Suitable for light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable for acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.


Planting outdoors

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Plant container grown plants in a sunny sheltered position, in acid soils that are free draining.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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