Acacia dealbata – Silver Wattle

This is a fast growing, evergreen tree to 30M, that grows readily from seed. Racemes of yellow balls of stamens over blue-green leaves with silvered underside in early spring.

It is that time of year again. This is one of those wonderful plants that produce a wonderful display for no effort on our part. It does have an Award of Garden Merit from the RHS in the UK, but I suspect it is seldom planted here. Most likely the display we see every spring, on river banks and road-sides, results from the plant self-seeding.


Click here to view the Acacia dealbata page in Karin’s Garden.