Acacia pycnantha
Golden Wattle

Uses: Australia's national flower.
Ornamental shade tree for parks and reserves. Profuse flowering, attracts birds, native butterflies and insects, caterpillar food plant.
Cultural uses: Indigenous peoples used for food, fibre, medicine, hunting implements and adhesive.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection

  • Canopy Shape canopy-oval Oval
  • Height 4-6m
  • Spread 2-6m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Botanical Name Acacia pycnantha
  • Common Name Golden Wattle
  • Origin SA, Vic, NSW
  • Habit Erect or spreading, Dense, Rounded
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Plains, Footslopes, Hills, Coast, Coastal footslopes
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost, Soil salinity
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Gold, Yellow
  • Flowering Time Winter, Spring
  • Foliage Dark-green
  • Flower Type Globular
  • Purpose Ornamental, Bush food
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Seasonal Colour Winter, Spring
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Small Tree (Up to 7m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region