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Acacia crassa subsp. crassa

A hardy ornamental, the large bright yellow rod flowers make a welcome addition to the winter garden in inland areas where it prefers a hot sunny position and well-drained soil.

Scientific nameAcacia crassa subsp. crassa Pedley
FamilyFabaceae - Mimosoideae
Etymology

Genus: 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: Latin, crassus, thick, referring to the thick phyllodes.

DistributionOccurs in the south-east corner of Queensland, and the north-western plains and central-western slopes of New South Wales.
Native habitatOccurs in open woodland, open eucalypt scrub or in mixed Eucalyptus-Callitris forests on rocky hillsides often on conglomerate and sandstone, in skeletal sandy soils or sandy loams.
DescriptionAn erect or spreading shrub or tree, 2-10 m high
Flowering/fruitingFlowers late winter to spring.
Location in gardenYou can find it flowering in Bed 121 in the Wattle Garden.
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