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Acacia pycnantha

Golden Wattle

Description: Medium shrub to small tree 10 m high with bright green sickle-shaped phyllodes to 14 cm. Large golden ball-shaped flowers occur in spring.
Distribution: New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.This species is Australia's floral emblem.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Very showy wattle. Fast growing in well-drained, sunny position with ample watering. Has become a weed in South Africa.
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© Text derived from the Acacia sections of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd