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Photo of Acacia glaucopteraAcacia glaucoptera

Flat Wattle

Description: Unusual, straggling shrub to 1 m high and 1 m across. Wing-like phyllodes appear like cladodes with yellow globular flowers emerging from central stems in spring.
Distribution: WA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Foliage is unique. Good drainage is essential. In cultivation, dead wood often mars the appearance. Judicious pruning may overcome this problem.
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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