WHITE SALLOW WATTLE FACTS
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White Sallow Wattle
Catkin wattle, Gossamer wattle, River wattle, Sally wattle, White Sally wattle
The White Sallow Wattle (Acacia floribunda) is an erect or spreading shrub or tree, growing to 3 m to 7 m tall. The bark is smooth and grey with lighter streaks or mottling. The phyllodes are long and narrow, and grow 5 cm to 15 cm in length and 2 mm to 10 mm wide. The phyllodes have one to four veins running along the length The flowers are pale yellow or cream coloured and produced in early spring from August to September. Flower clusters are produced from the phyllode axils, with cylindrical flower heads 3 cm to 8 cm long. The seed pods are straight to strongly curved, and about 6 cm to 12 cm long and 2 mm to 4 mm wide.
coastal eucalypt woodland, eucalypt forest, and along watercourses.
The White Sallow Wattle is native to the coastal and sub-coastal districts of eastern Australia from south-eastern Queensland to eastern Victoria. It has naturalised in the southern parts of central and western Victoria. It is also naturalised in south-western Western Australia, in south-eastern South Australia and in Tasmania.
Height (m): 4 - 7
Spread (m): 4 - 6
Soil Texture: loam, clay
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 550
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
attracts seed-eating birds
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