Description Hairy Wattle is a dense shrub that grows to about 4 m tall, and can sometimes grow to a small tree up to 8 m tall. Golden yellow flowers are produced in spring from about August to October. The flower heads are spherical. The grey-green phyllodes are elliptical growing to 2 cm long and 1 cm wide. Seed pods grow up to about 11 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. The seeds are black and about 6 mm long.
Habitat Eucalyptus woodland, open forest.
Distribution Hairy Wattle is found in eastern central New South Wales west of the Great Diving Range.
Growth Characteristics Height (m): 3 - 4 Spread (m): 3 - 4 Soil Texture: loam, clay Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8 Frost Sensitivity: resistant Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500 Flower Colour: yellow Flower Season: spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
Propagation scarified seed
Wildlife Interest attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds