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PlantFiles: Bower Wattle, River Wattle
Acacia cognata 'Limelight'

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: cognata (kog-NAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Limelight

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RosinaBloom On Nov 12, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand wrote:

The dwarf Acacia cognata 'Limelight' is a low maintenance, highly ornamental, evergreen Australian native shrub for all year round gardens. It forms a dense mound of bright, lime-green foliage with a weeping habit, and is like a big, bushy head of hair - the shape and the lushness of the foliage make you want to stop and stroke it. It is excellent in any garden, rockery, container or as a specimen, in a pot/planter on the deck or patio, and is perfect for mass landscaping. Does best in fertile, well drained soil in full sun to part shade, and will tolerate light frost. Grows to about 1m x 1m.

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