Acacia stictophylla

Cinnamon Wattle

Fast growing medium shrub to small tree with weeping, fragrant foliage. Branchlets rounded or angled.

Additional information

  • SynonymAcacia leprosa (Dandenong Ranges variant)
  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-6 m x 2-4 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesBright green, sticky, narrow or slightly egg-shaped foliage, mostly shallowly curved, 5-10 cm x 2-6 mm. Midrib prominent but side veins very indistinct. The gland is at the junction of the leaf blade and stalk or minutely above.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • FlowersUsually 2 flower stalks per leaf axil with 1 but up to 6 ball-shaped flowerheads on each. Leathery to papery slightly curved pods 4-8 cm x 3-5 mm.
  • Bird attractingSeeds, insects
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist clay soils of the foothills. Semi, dappled or full shade.
  • Garden useMedium screen for shady moist situations. Cinnamon fragrance in foliage. Ornamental weeping over water areas.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Most populations fall within the Shire. Endemic to Victoria.
  • Related speciesAcacia leprosa var. univervia differs from A. stictophylla in that leaves are narrowly elliptic and may be straight or curved, fine side veins unite on the edges and flower stalks can be densely hairy. A. stictophylla has a gland at the base of the leaf blade, and fewer flowerheads.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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