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A picture of a Queensland wattle

Queensland wattle

Acacia podalyriifolia

Also known as

Mount Morgan wattle, Golden wattle, Pearl acacia, Pearl wattle

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

4m

1m

Min

3m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Queensland wattle Overview

This tree is from Southern Australia it can grow 6m tall and 3m wide, but it is rather short lived. It will produce racemes of fragrant golden yellow flowers which will appear in winter or early spring. The silvery phyllodes are rounded, with a soft, felt-like texture.

Common problems with Queensland wattle

How to propagate Queensland wattle

Cuttings

Seed, heel cuttings (semi-ripe cuttings).

Seed

Other uses of Queensland wattle

Grown as an ornamental. The flowers are also edible and are used in fritters. A yellow dye can also be made from the flowers. Fixes nitrogen (like all Acacia).