Description: Variable shrub to 4 m, generally erect and sparsely branched. Young growth shiny, from which is derived the common name. Phyllodes are elliptical, to 12 cm. Yellow balls of flowers occur in spring.
Distribution: Qld., NSW, Vic., Tas., SA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Hardy, and suitable for road batters.
Special horticultural attributes:
- Suitable for areas of low maintenence (eg. road batters).
- Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )