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Photo of Acacia genistifoliaAcacia genistifolia

(Previously known as: Acacia diffusa )

Spreading Wattle

Description: Spreading shrub to 2 m by 2 m with rigid, needle-like phyllodes, dark green and varying in length from 2-5 cm. Bears large, ball-shaped, cream-coloured flowers in winter and early spring.
Distribution: NSW, ACT, 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. Very hardy species which flowers in the off-season.
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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