Australian Native Plants

  Acacia vestita (Hairy Wattle)

Acacia vestita photo
Acacia vestita (Known as the Hairy Wattle or Weeping Boree).

Photograph by Bidgee. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

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 vestita in Australia

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

Common Name
Hairy Wattle

Other Names
Weeping Boree, Weeping Acacia

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.

Eucalyptus woodland, open forest.

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)

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds

Common Name:Hairy Wattle

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