Botanical Name: Acacia cultriformis
 Common Name: Knife Acacia, Knife Blade Acacia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Winter, Spring


Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Seascape, Spanish


Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Background, Foundation


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Screen


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photographer: Jerry Sortomme SBCC

  • Description

  • Notes

This evergreen shrub will grow about 10-15' tall and 10-15' wide. It has small, silvery gray, very uniquely shaped leaves. It has clusters of yellow flowers that bloom in late winter to early spring. Somewhat cold sensitive. Avail. in 1G., 5G., 15G., 24" Box
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.