Grows to a height of more than 20 feet, making it a good choice for providing shade and background to many other plants. It is native to Eastern Australia, however, it has been successfully grown in many other regions that have USDA hardiness zones of 9 to 11. When grown outdoors it needs to be in full sun, however it can tolerate partial shade, making it a great choice for any garden.
Acacia saligna requires moderate watering; allowing the soil to dry out slightly before watering it again. The blooms are made of multiple, yellow to orange-colored flowers that bloom for an extended period. These flowers not only look beautiful, but also serve to attract many species of butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.
In cold regions, where temperatures often drop below below freezing, Acacia saligna can be successfully grown in larger pots. Recommended potting soil for container-grown Golden Wattle should include a combination of peat moss, compost, and perlite or vermiculite. To ensure healthy growth, it is important to make sure that the soil is kept moist, but not soggy. During the winter months, it is recommended to position the pot in an area of the garden that will receive some protection from the elements. Also, remember to wrap the pot in bubble wrap or other insulating material to protect it from frost.