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Acacia nano-dealbata

Dwarf Silver Wattle

Small suckering tree similar to Acacia dealbata.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-6 m x 1-4 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 3-25 m
  • LeavesGreen, hairless, ferny leaves. Crowded leaflets less than 2.5 mm long with blunt tips.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeAugust to October
  • FlowersBunches of ball-shaped flowerheads. Broad pods 4-6 cm x 1-2 cm.
  • Bird attractingSeeds, insects
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsOccurs in poor soils in highland forests, tolerating dry, well drained conditions. Frost & snow tolerant. Full sun, semi to dappled shade.
  • Garden useSmall shade tree. Erosion control.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria and the Shire with few known populations. Victorian endemic.
  • Related speciesAcacia dealbata is a larger bluish-green bush or tree with longer, pointed leaflets and narrower pods.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Russell Best, NatureShare ©; 2, 4, 5 Peter Kinchington ©

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