VARNISH WATTLE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Varnish Wattle is a shrub or small tree that grows from 1 m to 4 m high. The phyllodes are variable in shape from very narrow to lance-shaped to oblong, and grow to 2 cm to 9 cm long and up to 15 mm wide. Pale-yellow flowers are produced in winter and spring between July and November. The flower heads are spherical. The seed pods grow up to 10 cm long. The seeds are shiny black.
Varnish Wattle is found in in eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south east Queensland, near Adelaide in South Australia, eastern Tasmania.
Height (m): 3 - 5
Spread (m): 3 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 450
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring, summer
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
attract seed-eating birds and insect-eating birds
|Common Name:||Varnish Wattle|
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