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Acacia stricta

Hop Wattle

Open erect shrub, prominent yellowish resinous ribs on smaller branchlets. Often suckers.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-5 m x 2-4 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesNarrow dull grey-green foliage, prominent midrib with many crowded lateral veins, 3.5-14 cm x 3-10 mm.
  • Flower colourPale yellow
  • Flowering timeMay to October
  • Flowers2-4 individual ball-shaped flowerheads per axil on slightly sticky stalks. Narrow thin pale brown pods 4-7 cm x 2-4 mm.
  • Bird attractingSeeds, insects
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsSandy or light clay soils in open forests, often in moist positions. Full sun to full shade.
  • Garden useVery adaptable for garden sites. Grow under eucalypts, drought hardy, windbreak.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 2 David Francis, NatureShare©; 1,3 Marilyn Bull ©

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