Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
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.|
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.
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