(Previously known as: Acacia botrycephala, Acacia discolor
Description: Dense shrub to 3 m with 2 m spread. Dark green pinnate leaves. Bears cream to deep yellow ball-flowers in autumn and winter.
Distribution: NSW, Vic., Tas.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Hardy plant which flowers during the off-season. Seed should be collected from populations with bright yellow flowers. Good for hydroseeding.
Special horticultural attributes:
- Suitable for areas of low maintenence (eg. road batters).
- Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
- Suitable hedge or screen plant.