Australian Native Plants

  Acacia salicina (Broughton Willow)

Acacia salicina photo
Acacia salicina tree habit

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Acacia salicina photo
Acacia salicina flowers and foliage

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Acacia salicina foliage and seed pod showing seeds

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Acacia salicina in Australia

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Common Name
Broughton Willow

Other Names
Coobah, Native Willow, Willow Wattle, Sally Wattle, Black Wattle, Doolan, Native Wattle

Broughton Willow is a large shrub or tree growing 3 m to 20 m tall. The green or grey-green phyllodes droop downwards and grow about 7cm to 20 cm long and up to 30 mm wide. The plant flowers between April and June and intermittently throughout the year. The cream to pale yellow flower heads are produced in clusters of 2 to 8. The flower heads are spherical. The seed pods are narrow and oblong growing to 12 cm long and about 1 cm wide. The seeds are shiny, black and have a red aril.

near streams , floodplains, on sand soils and clay soils.

Broughton Willow is found in Queensland and New South Wales, extending into neighboring Northern Territory, South Australia and Victoria.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 4 - 10
Spread (m): 3 - 5
Soil Texture: loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 300
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

scarified seed

Common Name:Broughton Willow

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