Golden Wreath Wattle
Also known as
Orange Wattle, Coojong, Port Jackson Wattle, Port Jackson-Willow, Western Australian Golden Wattle, Blue-Leaf Wattle, Silver Wattle, Weeping Wattle, Willow Wattle, Blue-leafed wattle
3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Golden Wreath Wattle Overview
Port Jackon was brought into South Africa in the nineteenth century to produce tan bark and to stabilise the sands of the Cape Flats, it proliferated at an uncontrollable rate and is now a large problem threatening indigenous species in the Western and Eastern Cape. Acacia saligna grows as a small, dense, spreading tree with a short trunk and a weeping habit, when in flower the whole tree is covered with bright yellow flowers.
Common problems with Golden Wreath Wattle
Generally problem free due to the ants that live off the nectar and keep other insects away.
How to harvest Golden Wreath Wattle
Quick growing make the wood useful for garden support structures. Cut down and clear the leaves to support tomatoes, beans and peas.
How to propagate Golden Wreath Wattle
Produces large amounts of seeds in pods that selfseed and spread quickly.
Special features of Golden Wreath Wattle
Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Once established the tree can go for long periods without water.
Other uses of Golden Wreath Wattle
Acacia saligna can be used for multiple purposes, as it grows under a wide range of soil conditions into a woody shrub or tree. It has been used for tanning, revegetation, animal fodder, mine site rehabilitation, firewood, mulch, agroforestry and as a decorative plant.