Acacia parramattensis

Family Fabaceae

Parramatta Wattle, Sydney Green Wattle

Quick growing tall shrub to 6 m high, with bipinnate foliage Capable of root-suckering to form groves. Stems live up to 25 years but root-suckering may extend life span of individual. Primary juvenile period is around 5 years.

Flowers: Yellow, November - February.

Fruit: Straight pod, more or less flat, 6 – 11 cm long, 4 – 8 mm wide.

Seed: Brown to black and hard coated, shed at maturity, November–January. Physical dormancy can be overcome by scarification.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland habitat in light shade to full sun.
  • Occasional in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Most above ground stems reported to be killed by fire but some stems (10 - 15 cm dbh) may produce epicormic shoots.

 

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Acacia parramattensis flower