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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE -1
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid
  • FAMILY Fabaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Shrub
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Drought tolerant
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Clay
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full Sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE Unknown
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED No special drainage required
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Seeds & Vegetative

Acacia glaucoptera
(clay wattle, flat wattle)

This plant is often cultivated for its unusual foliage. It is a perennial evergreen shrub/succulent that blooms yellow flowers from late winter to spring. It is native to Australia where it grows in clay soils that are high in naturally occurring metals. It is a common plant in its native range. Like other plants from dry regions it has no true leaves, instead it has a flattened phyllode (leaf stem). The stem and phyllode colors change with age ranging from red when young, to orange, bluish/green and finally yellow orange.

Plant Uses

  • Ornamental
  • Cut flower

Dangers

None