Acacia verniciflua
Varnish Wattle

Uses: An ornamental species, which can be used on wide roadside verges, road batters and wide median strips as a barrier, wind-break and soil control. Suitable for areas of low maintenance.
Requires good drainage.
Aromatic, bird and insect attracting.
Cultural use: Indigenous peoples used the seed pods as food and leaves to poison fish when hunting.
Note: This species is classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act and may be planted in any street or road in any drainage area provided they are not planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:SL: Southern Lofty

For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.  

  • Height 3-5m
  • Spread 3-5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Botanical Name Acacia verniciflua
  • Common Name Varnish Wattle
  • Origin SA
  • Habit Spreading
  • Landscape Footslopes, Hills, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Moderate
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Flowering Time Spring, Winter
  • Flower Type Globular
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Erosion, Screen, Wind protection
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Large Shrub (Usually exceeds 3.6m)