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Acacia dealbata

Plant name: Silver wattle

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

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Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS.

Cultural notes: A hardy plant adaptable to a wide range of soils and climates. Prefers a sunny position with good drainage. Fast growing but relatively short lived.

Maintenance: Has the potential to become invasive when grown outside its natural range.

Tolerates: Frost and drought tolerant.

Flowering season: Late Winter and Spring.

Flower colour: Produces large sprays of pale lemon to golden yellow ball-shaped flowers. The fruit are light brown pods.

Foliage colour: Bipinnate leaves made up of many tiny leaflets are blue-grey and covered in fine hairs giving the tree a silvery appearance.

Width: up to 8m

Height: up to 30m

Plant spacing: 200cm apart

Recommended uses: A useful species for disturbed sites as it is fast growing and improves the soil by fixing nitrogen. Good for windbreaks in large areas.

Description: Variable in Height: from a large shrub to a medium sized tree reaching 30m. However, in a garden situation it will rarely grow taller than 8-9m. Bipinnate foliage is blue-grey and covered in fine hairs which give the tree a silvery appearance.