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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Myth Buster:Wattles rarely cause hayfever (it is mostly grasses)
Botanical Name:Acacia dealbata
3 synonyms:   Acacia decurrens var. dealbata , Mimosa dealbata , Racosperma dealbatum
Common Name:blue wattle , muryan , silver wattle
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Large Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
6-30 m x 5-10 m
Foliage:Ferny blue-green leaves to 13 cm long. Glands at the junction of all pairs of leaf segments on central leaf stalk; leaflets >2 mm long, pointed. Smooth ridges on silvery branchlets.
Flowers:Covered in branched bunches of lemon to bright yellow ball-shaped flowerheads. Purplish-brown pods 6-10 cm x 7-10 mm., July-October,
Fast growing screen in moist areas. Erosion control. Can suffer borer attack. Tends to be smaller in drier conditions. Tolerates snow and frost. Birds like the seeds and insects it attracts. Food plant for caterpillars. Fast growing open tree with waxy new growth. It is a legume.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Australian Native Plants Society
  3. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  5. Australian Plant Society (NSW)
  6. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  7. Australian National Botanic Garden
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.

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