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Acacia triptera

Spur-wing Wattle

Description: Dense, spreading shrub to 3 m high by 4 m and more across. Phyllodes are rigid, sickle-shaped and pointed. Bears golden rod-like flowers in spring.
Distribution: Qld., NSW, Vic. (semi-arid areas)
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Very showy in flower. Excellent hedge plant which forms an impenetrable barrier. Useful for road batters in lower rainfall areas and as nesting sites for birds.
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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