Australian Native Plants

  Acacia fimbriata (Fringed Wattle)


Acacia fimbriata photo
Fringed Wattle

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Acacia fimbriata photo
Fringed Wattle

Photograph copyright: oznativeplants - all rights reserved.




FRINGED WATTLE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Acacia fimbriata in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Fringed Wattle

Other Names
Brisbane Golden Wattle, Brisbane Wattle

Description
The Fringed Wattle is a shrub or small tree growing to around eight metres tall. The leaves or phyllodes as they are correctly called, are narrow elliptical and grow up to 4 cm long, dark green to greyish green in colour. It produces profuse clusters of yellow scented ball shaped flowers in late winter and spring. The seed pods are up to 9 cm long and about 5 mm to 8 mm wide. This wattle make a popular garden plant and dwarf forms are available in cultivation.

Height
5m - 8m

Spread
3m - 5m

Habitat
grows in woodland and eucalypt forest

Propagation
scarified seed

Distribution
Acacia fimbriata is found in eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland.



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Mimosaceae
Genus:Acacia
Species:fimbriata
Common Name:Fringed Wattle


Relatives in same Genus
  Acacia acanthoclada
  Acacia denticulosa
  Acacia glaucoptera
  Acacia nigricans
  Acacia pendula
  Acacia pycnantha
  Acacia restiacea
  Acacia tetragonophylla