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Acacia Pycnantha, Golden Wattle

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pot size: 20cm
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Acacia pycantha Golden Wattle is a shrub or small tree 5-8 meters high. The bright yellow flowers occur in the axils of the phyllodes as 20 or more globular-shaped clusters. Flowering is mainly in late winter and spring. The species is tolerant of at least moderate frosts and can be grown in coastal districts but is best away from front-line exposure to salt spray.

Acacia pycnantha, commonly known as Golden Wattle, is a shrub or small tree species that is native to southeastern Australia. It belongs to the family Fabaceae and is the official floral emblem of Australia.

Golden Wattle typically grows to a height of 4-8 meters, but can occasionally reach up to 15 meters. It has bright green, fern-like foliage and produces fragrant, spherical clusters of bright yellow flowers in late winter and early spring. The flowers are followed by flattened, woody seed pods.

Golden Wattle is a popular species in Australian landscaping and is also widely cultivated overseas for its attractive flowers and foliage. It is hardy and adaptable, growing in a range of soil types and tolerating both drought and frost. It is also useful for erosion control and as a windbreak. In addition to its aesthetic and practical uses, Golden Wattle is significant to Australian culture and has been used as a symbol of national identity since the late 19th century.

Acacia pycantha Golden Wattle is available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.