A.cardiophylla.JPG (46560 bytes)Acacia cardiophylla: is known as the Wyalong Wattle. This name refers to West Wyalong, a town in western New South Wales where the species occurs. Wyalong Wattle is found in the Central and South-western Slopes of New South Wales.
Acacia cardiophylla is a beautiful, spreading, medium shrub. The leaves are bipinnate, hairy and greyish-green in colour.
Flower-heads are globular, small, bright yellow and numerous in axillary racemes (simple unbranched inflorescences). Wyalong Wattle flowers between October and January. Flowers are sweetly scented.
Growth habit, foliage and flowers are all attractive features.
Prune annually, after flowering, to avoid plants becoming straggly.
Acacia cardiophylla is a decorative shrub that could be cultivated as a “stand alone” specimen or incorporated in native shrubberies and hedgerows.
Wyalong Wattle has proved to be free-flowering as well as drought and frost tolerant.
Propagate from seed and probably cuttings.