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Photo of Acacia salicinaAcacia salicina

Broughton Willow, Cooba

Description: Spreading tree to 14 m high with pendulous habit and narrow-elliptical phyllodes to 20 cm. Bears yellow ball-shaped flowers in winter and spring.
Distribution: drier areas, but usually near rivers, in Qld., NSW, Vict., SA, and NT.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: A handsome foliage plant. Hardy in most soils and full sun. Has a tendency to sucker. Frost tolerance not fully tested.
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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