Australian Native Plants

  Acacia spectabilis (Mudgee Wattle)

Acacia spectabilis photo
Acacia spectabilis 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 spectabilis in Australia

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Common Name
Mudgee Wattle

Other Names
Pilliga Wattle, Glory Wattle, Golden Wattle

Mudgee Wattle an erect or spreading shrub that grows about 2 m to 5 m tall. The leaves are finely divided fern-like (bipinnate). The leaflets are about 7 mm to 16 mm long and up to 6 mm wide. Bright-yellow spherical flower heads are produced in winter and spring between July and November. The seed pods are leathery growing 4 cm to 17 cm long and about 1 cm to 2 cm wide.

dry sclerophyll forest, woodland, heathland

Mudgee Wattle is found in south east Queensland and eastern New South Wales on the western plains of the Great Diving Range

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 3 - 4
Spread (m): 2 - 3
Soil Texture: loam, clay
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds

Common Name:Mudgee Wattle

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