A.falcata.JPG (35574 bytes)Acacia falcata: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as the Sickle Wattle. The name refers to the curved (falcate) shape of the phyllodes.

Acacia falcata is a tall shrub, with an open growth habit, that will reach a height of 2.5 metres. As stated above the phyllodes are sickle-shaped and may be up to 18 centimetres long. Usually most phyllodes are shorter than this. The phyllode mid-vein is prominent and there is sometimes a small gland near the base. The gland is difficult to find on the specimens in our garden.

The flowers are carried in globular heads and are pale yellow. Early winter is the flowering period.

The Sickle Wattle occurs along the New South Wales coast and extends into the South-western Slopes and Northern Tablelands as well as southern Queensland.

Acacia falcata is not the most spectacular Wattle but does flower out of the normal Acacia spring flowering period. The species could be grown in native shrubberies and informal hedges.

Propagate from seed that must be treated with boiling water before sowing.

 

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