Acacia ashbyae: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is a native of Western Australia.
Acacia ashbyae is a spreading, small to medium shrub that will reach a height of two metres with a spread of three metres.
The phyllodes vary in shape and are usually 3-9 centimetres long by 1-3 millimetres wide. They are flat, light green and new growth is clothed in white to cream hairs.
Flower heads are rod-like, about one centimetre long, bright yellow and carried in short racemes. Flowering occurs in mid-spring.
Acacia ashbyae is a very decorative Wattle with long, spreading branches. At Yallaroo plants have proved to be hardy, fast growing and free flowering. Plants appreciate pruning after flowering.
Acacia ashbyae was named after Miss Alison Ashby who was a 20th century plant collector and skilled botanical artist.
Many women have given their names to Acacia species including: Acacia dorothea, Acacia flocktoniae, Acacia kettlewelliae, Acacia mabellae and Acacia tindalae.
Propagate Acacia ashbyae from seed or cuttings. Please note: we have found that this species is one of the easiest Wattles to propagate from cuttings.