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Acacia saligna (Port Jackson Willow; Golden Wreath Wattle; orange wattle; Western Australian Golden Watt; Blue-leafed Wattle)

Wikipedia Abstract

Acacia saligna, commonly known by various names including coojong, golden wreath wattle, orange wattle, blue-leafed wattle, Western Australian golden wattle, and, in Africa, Port Jackson willow, is a small tree in the family Fabaceae. Native to Australia, it is widely distributed throughout the south west corner of Western Australia, extending north as far as the Murchison River, and east to Israelite Bay.
View Wikipedia Record: Acacia saligna

Invasive Species

Due it its many uses Acacia saligna, or the Port Jackson willow, has been globally distributed with up to 300 000 ha planted worldwide and was identified as one of three priority multipurpose species for arid and semi-arid zones by FAO
View ISSG Record: Acacia saligna


Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  80 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Shrub
Usage [2]  A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers; A green dye is obtained from the seed pods; On a 10% moisture basis, the bark contains 21.5% tannin; A fast growing plant, it is used for reclaiming eroded hillsides and wastelands and for stabilizing drift sands as well as for fuel. This is one of the best woody species for binding moving sand. It is useful for windbreaks, amenity plantings, beautification projects, and roadside stabilization in semiarid regions; Plants are heavily armed with thorns and make a good screen or hedge in warm temperate areas;
Height [2]  20 feet (6 m)
Width [2]  20 feet (6 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Low
View Plants For A Future Record : Acacia saligna

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Akyatan Lagoon 36324 Adana, Turkey      
Fitzgerald River National Park II 732417 Western Australia, Australia


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


Argentina (introduced); Australia (native); Bolivia (introduced); Chile (introduced); Corsica (introduced); Cyprus (introduced); Ethiopia (introduced); France-F.E. (introduced); Greece (introduced); India (introduced); Iraq (introduced); Israel (introduced); Italy-F.E. (introduced); Jordan (introduced); Kenya (introduced); Libya (introduced); Mauritius (introduced); Mozambique (introduced); Namibia-ISO (introduced); New Zealand(North) (introduced); Pakistan (introduced); Portugal (introduced); Sardegna (introduced); Saudi Arabia (introduced); Sicilia-F.E. (introduced); South Africa (introduced); Spain-F.E. (introduced); Tanzania (introduced); Tasmania (introduced); Uganda (introduced); United States (introduced); Yemen (introduced); Zambia (introduced);

External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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