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Photo of Acacia howittiiAcacia howittii

Sticky Wattle

Description: Beautiful, pendulous, dense, large shrub to 6 m or higher, spreading to 3 m. Small, light green phyllodes 2-3 cm long and 1 cm wide. Pale yellow flowers appear in spring.
Distribution: Vic (rare).
Propagation: From scarified seed or cuttings.
Cultivation: An excellent screen plant which will stand hard pruning. Very fast growing even in hard conditions. May be used as a feature plant when foliage is allowed to weep. Not suited to areas of high summer rainfall. A prostrate form is available.
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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