Australian Native Plants

  Acacia podalyriifolia (Queensland Silver Wattle)


Acacia podalyriifolia photo
Acacia podalyriifolia photographed in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales,

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

Acacia podalyriifolia photo
Acacia podalyriifolia (flowers and leaves). Location: Maui, Waipoli rd

Photograph by Forest & Kim Starr. 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.



PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Acacia podalyriifolia in Australia

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


Common Name
Queensland Silver Wattle

Other Names
Mount Morgan Wattle

Description
Queensland Silver Wattle is an ornamental spreading tree that grows to about 5 m in height and 5 m in width. The silver grey phyllodes are oval and about 2 cm to 4 cm long, and 1 cm to 2.5 cm wide. Fragrant yellow flowers are produced in winter in June and July. The showy flower heads are spherical. The seed pods grow up to 12 cm long and 2 cm wide. The seeds are dull black, oblong and about 7 mm long.

Habitat
eucalyptus forest, on sandy soils and rocky soils

Distribution
Queensland Silver Wattle is found in eastern central Queensland, south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales. Naturalised in south-western Western Australia. Naturalised in other parts of the world including Malaysia, Africa, India and South America.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 4 - 7
Spread (m): 4 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Propagation
scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating birds



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Mimosaceae
Genus:Acacia
Species:podalyriifolia
Common Name:Queensland Silver Wattle


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