Acacia pycnostachya: is a rare species from a small area in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. This magnificent Wattle grows into a tall, spreading shrub or small tree. The sickle shaped phyllodes are blue-green and complement the golden rod flowers that burst into life in mid-spring. The area where this species occurs has been dedicated as a Nature Reserve and is administered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Acacia pycnostachya is virtually unknown in cultivation but has great horticultural potential. Of the 40 or so Acacia species cultivated at Yallaroo this is one of our favourites. The species could be cultivated as a vibrant “stand alone” specimen plant or as a component of shelterbelts and windbreaks.
Both foliage and flowers are both attractive features.
Propagation is by seed and possibly cuttings.