Description: Medium shrub to small tree 10 m high with bright green sickle-shaped phyllodes to 14 cm. Large golden ball-shaped flowers occur in spring.
Distribution: New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.This species is Australia's floral emblem.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Very showy wattle. Fast growing in well-drained, sunny position with ample watering. Has become a weed in South Africa.
Special horticultural attributes:
- Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
- May be used as a feature plant.