Coastal Wattle

Scientific NameAcacia longifolia subsp. sophorae
Size and formA large and spreading shrub 1-5 m high and 4-15m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitA rod-shaped, yellow flower inflorescence that occurs from July to October. Fruit is a leathery, coiled pod. Foliage is a stiff, flat and elliptic phyllode. Plants often spread wider than they grow high.
Growing conditionsWidespread and common in coastal dunes. Suitable for sandy soils and full-sun positions. Can be invasive, crowding out other species.