Acacia cognata Limelight

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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. cognata
Binomial name: Acacia cognata
Cultivar name: Acacia cognata 'Limelight'

Acacia cognata 'Limelight' is a dwarf cultivar with delicate, soft, lime green, cascading foliage. Its parent Acacia cognatais is shrub species that is endemic to the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia.

Acacia 'Limelight' is tolerant of most well drained soils and prefers an open, full sun or part shaded position. Fertilise during the growing season with a low phosphate fertiliser as it can suffer from phosphorus toxicity and may die.

A mature shrub at the Te Henui Vicorage, New Plymouth.
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The weeping foiliage.
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