Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
Acacia crassa subsp. crassa
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August
|Common name ||-|
|Scientific name ||Acacia crassa subsp. crassa Pedley|
|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, crassus, thick, referring to the thick phyllodes.
|Distribution ||Occurs in the south-east corner of Queensland, and the north-western plains and central-western slopes of New South Wales. |
|Native habitat ||Occurs in open woodland, open eucalypt scrub or in mixed Eucalyptus-Callitris forests on rocky hillsides often on conglomerate and sandstone, in skeletal sandy soils or sandy loams.|
|Description ||An erect or spreading shrub or tree, 2-10 m high|
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers late winter to spring.|
Location in Garden
You can find it flowering in Bed 121 in the Wattle Garden.
A hardy ornamental, the large bright yellow rod flowers make a welcome addition to the winter garden in inland areas where it prefers a hot sunny position and well-drained soil.
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