Queensland Silver Wattle
Description: Tall shrub or small tree to 8 m high by 5 m across. Silver-grey phyllodes, obliquely elliptical, to 4 cm, with felt-like texture. Golden ball-shaped flowers occur in late winter.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: A hardy plant in most welldrained, sunny situations. Flowers well in mild climates. In Canberra flowers open over several weeks. Very subject to leaf miner in Sydney but not in Canberra.
Special horticultural attributes:
- Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
- Recommended for its foliage.
- May be used as a feature plant.
- Suitable for planting in tropical areas.