River Wattle, Bower Wattle
Acacia cognata

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

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Provides winter interest

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 21, 2015, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

got this plant a year ago (summer 2014) and planted in Acton, California, a harsh environment (for southern California) plant 'died' but recovered and now blooming in med February (thought was supposed to be a spring bloomer). Very supple green, almost hair-like leaves.

Neutral

On May 19, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant can be a tree or shrub with narrow, drooping bright green leaves and weeping branches. Small yellow flowers appear in pairs in spring. Can tolerate drought conditions.