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Photo of Acacia alataAcacia alata

Description: Most unusual shrub to 2 m high by 1 m across. Phyllodes are almost reduced to cladodes, giving the appearance of winged stems. Each phyllode is extended into a spine. Two flower forms are noted, one cream, the other golden yellow. Extended flowering period.
Distribution: WA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Some shade and good drainage is appreciated. The golden flowered form is preferred.
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© Text derived from the Acacia sections of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd