Australian Native Plants

  Acacia acinacea (Gold-dust Wattle)

Acacia acinacea photo
18 month old Acacia acinacea in roadside revegetation on Goulburn Valley Highway, Mangalore

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Acacia acinacea photo
Acacia acinacea flowers

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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 acinacea in Australia

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

Common Name
Gold-dust Wattle

Other Names
Wreath wattle, round-leaf wattle

The Gold-dust Wattle is a bushy or straggling shrub growing up to two and a half meters in height. It flowers prolifically in late winter and spring, producing round flower heads about 4 cm in diameter. Each flower head contains 8 to 20 flowers. The phyllodes are oval shaped and about 1.5 cm long and 8 mm wide without a prominent midrib.

It is often found in Eucalyptus woodlands, woodland heath and open mallee scrubland. It grows in sand, sandy loam and gravelly soils.

Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 1 - 2
Spread (m): 1 - 2
Soil Texture: sand, 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:Gold-dust Wattle

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