Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
Acacia 'Annan Gold'
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August
|Common name ||Acacia 'Annan Gold' |
|Scientific name ||Acacia mariae x semilunata|
|Family ||Fabaceae - Mimosoideae|
|Etymology || |
Genus: From the Greek akakia, the name of Acacia arabica, of tropical and Western Asia (from akis, a sharp point, as this is a spiny species).
Species: 'mariae' is named after botanist Dr. Mary Tindale; 'semilunata' refers to the nearly crescent-shaped phyllodes.
|Description ||Because both parent species are very showy, we grew this plant on to see if the hybrid was worth cultivating. It grew into a beautiful small to medium shrub with masses of bright yellow flowers.|
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers in late winter/early spring.|
A chance seedling popped up in a bed at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.
If you would like to see this plant, you'll find it in several beds in the Wattle Garden and the Big Idea Garden.
It seems to tolerate our clay soils and has withstood moderate frosts and the long drought very well. It performs well in full sun and part shade, has a lovely sweet perfume and is mobbed by the bees when in flower.
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