STICKY WATTLE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Hop Bush Wattle, Hop Leaved Wattle,
The Sticky Wattle is an upright shrub or tree growing from about 2 m to 6 m tall. The phyllodes are narrow and elliptical growing from 4 cm to 8 cm long and 5 mm to 1 mm wide, with a prominent midvein. The plant produces bright yellow flowers in winter and spring from July to November. The flower heads are spherical containing around 40 individual flowers. The seed pods are long and straight growing to about 13 cm long and 6 mm wide. The oblong seeds are dark brown and shiny, about 5 mm long.
grows in sand or loam, in eucalypt woodland and open forest.
The Sticky Wattle is found in south eastern parts of South Australia and western Victoria.
Height (m): 2 - 7
Spread (m): 3 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, clay, loam, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 550
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds
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