Australian Native Plants

  Acacia montana (Mallee Wattle)

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Acacia montana

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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 montana in Australia

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Common Name
Mallee Wattle

Mallee Wattle is a shrub or tree growing from 1 m to 4 m tall. The phyllodes are narrow and oblong growing to 4.5 cm long and about 7 mm wide. Profuse clusters of bright yellow flowers are produced in spring from August to November. Globular flower heads are produced singly or in pairs from the phyllode axils. The flower head are up to 7 mm in diameter. The seed pods grow up to 5 cm long and up to 4 mm wide. The seeds are dark brown, oblong, and about 4 long.

open forest , open woodland, shrubland.

Mallee Wattle is found in south-eastern near Stanthorpe, slopes and plains west of Great Dividing Range in New South Wales and Victoria, and south east of South Australia.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 2 - 4
Spread (m): 2 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, clay, loam, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 325
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

scarified seed

Common Name:Mallee Wattle

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