Acacia cremiflora

Family: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae

Acacia cremiflora is a small to large shrub, often about 1 metre in height but sometimes to 2 metres.

It is found on the central western slopes and tablelands of NSW with some records in the Central Coast subdivision around Yerranderie. Grows in gravelly clay or sandy loam soils, in woodlands and woodland-grassland.

The phyllodes (modified leaves) are elliptic, to 2 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, light to dark grey-green or green, with a short mucro (point).

Like many wattles, globular flower-heads are produced which can have about 25-30 tiny staminate flowers in each head, pale yellow to cream coloured. These heads are to 8 mm across and are produced singularly in the leaf axils

Seed pods are straight to curved about 10 cm long and 3 cm wide.

In the garden

Not much is currently known about its cultivation potential. It is an attractive wattle and would be a nice plant in a garden.

Acacias can suffer from a number of pests, including borers, scale, galls and leaf miners. Growing plants suitable to your local environment minimises these occurring.


Propagation is easy from scarified seed by covering with boiling water for 24 hours and discarding any seeds still floating on the surface.

Other information

Most wattles regenerate from seed after fire with some species exhibiting suckering from the base.

Acacia – from Greek acis; meaning a thorn or “thorny”.
cremiflora – assumed to mean “cream” (Gk. krema – kρέμα) and flora “flowers” referring to the cream-coloured flowers.

Not considered to be at risk in the wild.


By Dan Clarke