plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

plant type

  • native trees and shrubs

water      hardiness

top ten

bog gardens
clay soils
coastal gardens
drought tolerant
frost tolerant
hedges, screens and windbreaks
verge planting

project type

urban and commercial

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage
reasonable drainage
poor drainage

Acacia floribunda

white sallow wattle, gossamer wattle

A tall dense shrub or small tree growing to a height of 6m. Long narrrow dark green phyllodes to 15cm long, often slightly curved. Abundant pale yellow ball-shaped flowers in winter and spring.
originNSW, Qld, Vic.
cultural notesAdaptable to most soils and prefering a shaded position. It naturally occurs along watercourses or where there is consistant water, but seems to tolerate dry conditions in a garden situation. Fast growing.
maintenancePrune after flowering to maintain a dense habit.
toleratesFrost tolerant, moderately drought tolerant.
flowering seasonLate Winter and Spring.
flower colourProfuse pale yellow to cream flowers occur in rods to 4cm long. Long narrow seed pods.
foliage colourDark green linear phyllodes to 15cm in length, branches often become pendulous.
widthup to 4.5m
heightup to 6m
plant spacing150cm apart
recommended usesGood for windbreaks or hedges due to its attractive appearance and fast growth.

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