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Photo of Acacia suaveolensAcacia suaveolens

Sweet-scented Wattle

Description: Straggling shrub with few branches. Narrow, lanceolate phyllodes to 15 cm are bluish grey. Cream ball-shaped flowers with a sweet perfume occur over a long period through winter and spring. Fruits are bluish, flattened pods.
Distribution: Qld., NSW, Vic., SA, Tas.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Useful garden plant because of its long flowering period and attractive perfume. Hardy in well-drained soil and resistant to salt spray.
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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