Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Australian Botanic Garden




Acacia chinchillensis 

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August

Common name Chinchilla wattle
Scientific name Acacia chinchillensis
Family  Fabaceae - Mimosoideae
Etymology

Genus: From the Greek akakia, the name of Acacia arabica, of  tropical Africa and Western Asia (from akis, a sharp point, as this is a spiny species).

Species: From the area of Chinchilla, Queensland.

Distribution In the wild it is restricted to the Darling Downs district in Queensland.
Native habitat Common in sandy soils around Chinchilla.
Description A stunning dwarf to medium spreading shrub with bright yellow flowers. 
Flowering/fruiting Flowers in winter.

Location

In many beds in the Wattle Garden.

 

The bright yellow flowers contrast beautifully with the delicate silvery blue-grey foliage and add a sunny winter highlight to any garden.

It requires well-drained soil in a full sun or partly shaded position. If you have clay soil, plant it in a raised bed or mound the soil to improve the drainage.

Acacia chinchillensis

Acacia chinchillensis

Acacia chinchillensis