Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August
|Common name ||-|
|Scientific name ||Acacia pustula Maiden & Blakely|
|Family ||Fabaceae - Mimosoideae|
|Etymology || |
Genus: 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: Latin, pustula, blister or pimple-like, refers to the prominent marginal gland.
|Distribution || |
This tree comes from the Leichhardt District of Queensland.
|Native habitat ||Occurs on sand or sandy loam over sandstone, in eucalypt woodland or open forest.|
|Description ||A tree to 15 m with bright yellow flowers.|
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers in winter|
Location in Garden
It is performing well in our Wattle Arboretum where we have plenty of room.
It is too large for the average backyard, but its lovely form and profuse flowers make it desirable for large gardens and parks.
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