Australian Native Plants

  Acacia suaveolens (Sweet Wattle)

Acacia suaveolens photo
Acacia suaveolens, Barrenjoey Headland, NSW. Showing juvenile true leaves together with phyllodes

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

Acacia suaveolens photo
Sweet-scented wattle (Acacia suaveolens) in flower. Dharawal Nature Reserve, NSW Australia,

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Acacia suaveolens photo
The seed pods remaining on this Sweet-scented wattle (Acacia suaveolens)

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


distribution map showing range of Acacia suaveolens in Australia

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

Common Name
Sweet Wattle

Other Names
Sweet-scented Wattle

Sweet Wattle) is a slender shrub that grows from 1 m to 3 m tall. The blue-green phyllodes are straight or slightly curved and 7 cm to 14 cm long and 2 mm to 10 mm wide. Pale yellow or cream flowers are produced from autumn to spring between April and September. The spherical flower heads appear in clusters of 6 to 12. The seed pods are oblong shaped and grow 2 cm to 5 cm long and 1 cm to 2 cm wide.

eucalypt forest , heathland on sandy soils

Sweet Wattle is found in coastal and near coastal eastern Australia from south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, southern Victoria, south east South Australia and Tasmania.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 1m - 3m
Spread: 2m - 5m

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds

Common Name:Sweet 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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