I’ve got a wattle that I was told only lives a couple of years. Wondering if it’s possible to tell it’s current age and how much life it has remaining? There’s a two story high house behind, to give an idea of height.
I agree it could be 7 to 10 years old, I had one in a botanical garden that we cared for and was that size at 8-9 years. It looks like a very happy shrub. Here are some facts about the Acacia pycnantha:
- Habit: evergreen shrub less than 2 m tall or shrub or small tree less than 5 m tall, can be multi-stemmed from or near ground level
- Longevity: short-lived less than 15 years
- Growth rate: fast
- Coppicing ability: nil or negligible
- Root system: shallow and spreading, fixes nitrogen via root symbiotic
- Erosion control potential: excellent for clayey sites or excellent for sandy sites