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Photo of Acacia riceanaAcacia riceana

Rice's Wattle

Description: Variable shrub, sometimes erect, sometimes pendulous. Rigid, pointed, dark green phyllodes. Bears cream ball-shaped flowers in spring.
Distribution: Tas.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: This Tasmanian endemic has proved adaptable in both coastal and tableland areas on the mainland. It enjoys shade. Flowering is not prolific but those forms with pendulous branches are ornamental. Hardy in southern England.
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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