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Acacia obliquinervia

Mountain Hickory Wattle

Dense large shrub to small tree with smooth grey bark. Branchlets with waxy covering.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size3-15 m x 3-8 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 3-25 m
  • LeavesBroad, blue-green, sickle-shaped foliage 5-17 cm x 1.5-5 cm. Single vein closer to top of leaf, gland at base of leaf.
  • Flower colourPale to golden yellow
  • Flowering timeMay to November
  • FlowersShort clusters of scented ball-shaped flowerheads on short, thick stalks. Flat broad bluish-brown pods 4-15 cm x 12-30 mm, occasionally constricted.
  • Bird attractingSeeds, insects
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsAn understorey plant above 500 m preferring well drained soils and shade or partial sun. Tolerant of frost and light snow. Will accept dry periods once established.
  • Garden useWindbreak, shelter tree, screen in shaded area. Erosion control.
  • Commercially availableRarely
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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