Australian Native Plants

  Acacia terminalis (Sunshine Wattle)

Acacia terminalis photo
Sunshine wattle (Acacia terminalis). Morton National Park, NSW

Photograph by John Tann. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Acacia terminalis photo
Acacia terminalis on the Basin Track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW.

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

Acacia terminalis photo
Acacia terminalis with new pods. Hibbertia. Americas Bay Track, Kuringai Chase National Park.

Photograph by Margaret Donald from Sydney. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)


distribution map showing range of Acacia terminalis in Australia

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

Common Name
Sunshine Wattle

Sunshine Wattle is a shrub growing up to 6 m tall. The dark green leaves are divided (pinnate), with small oval or oblong leaflets less than 2 cm long Pale yellow or golden yellow flowers are produced between February and October, mainly in autumn and winter. The flower heads are spherical and produced in cluster of 5 to 15 heads. The seed pods are straight or curved growing to 10 cm long, and 12 mm to 19 mm wide.

forest, woodland, heath

Sunshine Wattle is found in eastern New South Wales, south east Victoria and Tasmania.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 1.5m - 6m
Spread: 1m - 1.5m

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds

Common Name:Sunshine Wattle

Relatives in same Genus
  Acacia acanthoclada
  Acacia acinacea
  Acacia acradenia
  Acacia aculeatissima
  Acacia alata
  Acacia amblygona
  Acacia amoena
  Acacia aneura
  Acacia aulacocarpa
  Acacia auriculiformis
  Acacia baileyana
  Acacia beckleri
  Acacia boormanii
  Acacia brachybotrya
  Acacia brachystachya
  Acacia buxifolia
  Acacia caesiella
  Acacia calamifolia
  Acacia cardiophylla
  Acacia chrysocephala
  Acacia cognata
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