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Winter Gold at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
Expect an explosion of vibrant yellow and gold wattle blossoms in the Wattle Garden this month - when these iconic Australian plants are at their best.
There are more than 180 species on display at Australia’s largest botanic garden including Acacia amblygona ‘Winter Gold’ with its bright yellow, ball flowers providing pools of winter sunshine; and the world’s only red-flowering wattle, Acacia leprosa ‘Federation Scarlet Blaze’.
Another species contributing to the spectacular display of wattles is the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha), which was officially proclaimed Australia’s national floral emblem in 1988, the year of Australia’s bicentenary, and also the year that the Garden was officially opened.
The brilliant showy yellow flowers of our plant of the month, the downy wattle (Acacia pubescens) can be seen in the Wattle Garden and Connections Garden. This is a rare species which is listed as vulnerable as it is under threat due to habitat loss Sydney’s urban expansion. It occurs usually on clay soils in open woodlands and forest, in a variety of plant communities.
The variety and abundance of the textures, foliage, colour and leaf forms of stunning Australian wattles will surprise and delight. Make sure you take a visit to the Wattle Garden this month to discover it all.
For further information about wattle season at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan contact the Visitor Centre on 4634 7935.