A.beckleri.JPG (20944 bytes)Acacia beckleri: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as the Barren Range Wattle. The common name refers to the Barrier Range in the Broken Hill area, western New South Wales. The species is also found in South Australia. We have seen the species in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.
Acacia beckleri is an erect to spreading shrub with a compact crown. The phyllodes are thick, leathery, dull green and prominently veined.
Flower heads are globular, up to 2 centimetres in diameter, deep yellow and appear in late winter and spring. Blooms may also appear in summer. There are up to 60 individual flowers in each globular cluster.
Acacia beckleri is an attractive, free-flowering Wattle that adapts to life in diverse situations but does best in well-drained sites. The Barrier Range Wattle is tolerant to both drought and frost.
Prune after flowering to prevent plants becoming straggly.
The photograph is of a specimen growing in our previous garden.
The species is named after Dr. H. Beckler who collected the type specimen during the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition in 1861.
Propagate from seed and probably cuttings.