Acacia amblygona

Acacia amblygona

Family: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae

Acacia amblygona is a small shrub reaching a maximum height of 1.5 metres.

All forms have dark green, rigid, almost triangular, prickly phyllodes and there is a prostrate form registered as “Austraflora Winter Gold”.

Flower heads are golden and globular. Flowers cover the plants between July and October. The seed pods are coiled or curved and constricted between the seeds. All forms are very showy particularly the prostrate form.

Acacia amblygona is widely distributed in Queensland and New South Wales. The species is common in the Pilliga Scrub, central NSW. It is also found in the Esperance area of Western Australia.

In the garden

A hardy wattle good for rockeries and to control erosion. 

Propagation

Propagation is by seed or cuttings. The species name means obtuse angled and may refer to the phyllodes.

Other information

By Warren and Gloria Sheather