A.fimbriata.JPG (16963 bytes)Acacia fimbriata: is known as the Fringed Wattle because of the microscopic hairs along the phyllodes. The Fringed Wattle develops into a bushy shrub and if left unpruned will reach the height of a small tree. We prune our specimens annually to keep them bushy, at tall shrub height and flowering profusely. The Fringed Wattle has thin, linear, light green phyllodes. In spring the plant becomes covered with pale yellow, perfumed flowers. Growth habit, foliage and flowers are all attractive features. The Fringed Wattle is very frost tolerant and drought resistant. The species is cultivated from North Queensland to Tasmania and occurs naturally in eastern New South Wales extending into Queensland. Acacia fimbriata will tolerate damp conditions. There is also an attractive dwarf cultivar. Propagate the “normal” form from seed and cuttings. The dwarf form must be propagated from cuttings to maintain the desirable growth habit.