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Acacia 'Annan Gold'

It seems to tolerate our clay soils and has withstood moderate frosts and the long drought very well. It performs well in full sun and part shade, has a lovely sweet perfume and is mobbed by the bees when in flower.

Common nameAcacia 'Annan Gold'
Scientific nameAcacia mariae x semilunata
FamilyFabaceae - Mimosoideae

Genus: From the Greek akakia, the name of Acacia arabica, of tropical and Western Asia (from akis, a sharp point, as this is a spiny species).

Species: 'mariae' is named after botanist Dr. Mary Tindale; 'semilunata' refers to the nearly crescent-shaped phyllodes.

DescriptionBecause both parent species are very showy, we grew this plant on to see if the hybrid was worth cultivating. It grew into a beautiful small to medium shrub with masses of bright yellow flowers.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers in late winter/early spring.
Location in gardenA chance seedling popped up in a bed at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. If you would like to see this plant, you'll find it in several beds in the Wattle Garden and the Big Idea Garden.