Narrow-leaved acacia (Acacia cognata)

acacia cognata

We are very used to thinking of very fast growing trees and of a certain height when we talk about acacias, but there are some, like the acacia cognata, which may surprise us a lot. In fact, it has some characteristics that make it probably one of the most interesting species of the genus.

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Origin and characteristics

acacia cognata

Our protagonist is a tree or small evergreen tree -is evergreen- endemic to Australia, specifically New South Wales and Victoria. Its scientific name is acacia cognata, although it is popularly known as narrow-leaved acacia or river acacia. It reaches a height between 0,6 and 10 meters, and has hanging branches with long and narrow green leaves.

The flowers are yellow, and appear between the months of July and October. The fruit is a kind of dried legume inside which are the seeds.

Several cultivars have been developed:

  • 'Bower Beauty'
  • 'Cousin It'
  • 'Copper Tips'
  • 'Fettuccini'
  • 'Green Mist'
  • 'Lime Magik'
  • 'Limelight'
  • 'Mop Top'
  • 'Waterfall'

What are their cares?

Acacia cognata in bloom

If you want to have a copy, we recommend that you provide it with the following care:

  • Location: outside, in full sun. It also tolerates partial shade.
  • Earth:
    • Pot: universal growing substrate.
    • Garden: it is indifferent as long as it has good drainage.
  • Irrigation: about 2 or 3 times a week in summer, and once a week the rest of the year. If you are going to have it in a pot you can put a plate under it.
  • Subscriber: from spring to late summer with ecological fertilizers, once a month.
  • Pruning: at the end of winter, dry, diseased or weak branches must be removed.
  • Multiplication: the acacia cognata multiplies by seeds in spring. Direct sowing in seedbed.
  • Rusticity: resists cold and frost down to -7ºC.

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