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Acacia amblygona 'Winter Gold'

In cultivation it prefers abundant sunlight on well-drained soils. The cultivar Winter Gold is a dense, prostrate form which originated in the Brisbane area. It is an excellent ground cover and the abundant flowers provide pools of winter sunshine in the darkest months of winter.

Common nameAcacia amblygona 'Winter Gold'
Scientific nameAcacia amblygona
FamilyFabaceae - Mimosoideae
Etymology

Genus: From 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: obtuse angled.

DistributionSouthern Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Native habitatIt occurs naturally on inland slopes and ranges, frequently in shallow stony soils.
DescriptionAcacia amblygona is a low spreading shrub with dark green prickly foliage.
Flowering/fruitingBright yellow ball flowers.
Location in gardenWinter Gold is planted in our Central Carpark, at Lakeside and in the Wattle Garden.
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