Acacia subulata: We are always on the lookout for Acacias that flower out of the usual spring season. These “out of season” bloomers bring a touch of spring to the gardens at other times of the year.
Acacia subulata, the Awl-leaf Wattle is one of the best of these “out of season” bloomers. The Awl-leaf Wattle is a New South Wales species and grows on the Tablelands and Western Slopes. Acacia subulata grows into a three metre tall, erect shrub. We prune our specimens to keep them to a bushy height of about two metres. The phyllodes are narrow and about 10 centimetres long with a curved point. The foliage is light green in colour, which provides a contrast with other foliage in the garden. The yellow, globular flower heads are carried for most of the year. Flowering slackens off in spring when other wattles take up the bonanza of blooms.
Acacia subulata could be cultivated as “stand alone” specimen plants or as a colourful addition to native hedgerows.
Propagate from seed and probably cuttings.