Description The Cootamundra Wattle is a bushy small tree or large shrub growing to 10 m tall. The bark is smooth grey brown. There is also a prostrate ground cover form in cultivation. The leaves are silvery grey in color and fern-like (bipinnate) in shape. It flowers in late winter and spring, producing rounded clusters of bright yellow flowers from the leaf axils.
Habitat The Cootamundra Wattle was originally found in mallee vegetation.
Distribution Originally from the Cootamundra area of New South Wales.. It is now naturalised in much of south eastern Australia from southern Queensland to Tasmania, and also in south west Western Australia. It is also grown in many other parts of the world. In parts of Victoria, it is considered as a weed.