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Photo of Acacia vernicifluaAcacia verniciflua

Varnish Wattle

Description: Variable shrub to 4 m, generally erect and sparsely branched. Young growth shiny, from which is derived the common name. Phyllodes are elliptical, to 12 cm. Yellow balls of flowers occur in spring.
Distribution: Qld., NSW, Vic., Tas., SA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Hardy, and suitable for road batters.
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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