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Photo of Acacia podalyriifoliaAcacia podalyriifolia

Queensland Silver Wattle

Description: Tall shrub or small tree to 8 m high by 5 m across. Silver-grey phyllodes, obliquely elliptical, to 4 cm, with felt-like texture. Golden ball-shaped flowers occur in late winter.
Distribution: Qld.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: A hardy plant in most welldrained, sunny situations. Flowers well in mild climates. In Canberra flowers open over several weeks. Very subject to leaf miner in Sydney but not in Canberra.
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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