A.floribunda.JPG (54131 bytes)Acacia floribunda: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as the Sally Wattle or White Sally.
Acacia floribunda will develop into a bushy shrub or small tree. Branchlets are either angular or ribbed with white or brown hairs.
The phyllodes are narrow, 50 to 120 millimetres long and 2 to 12 millimetres wide with prominent longitudinal veins.
Cream or pale yellow flowers are carried in spikes that may be up to six centimetres long. Early spring is the flowering period.
Acacia floribunda is found in coastal New South Wales, Victoria and south-eastern Queensland. In New South Wales the species occasionally extends into the Central and Northern Tablelands.
Acacia floribunda often grows near watercourses. In the garden, the Sally Wattle, will survive and thrive in dry situations. The species could be cultivated in shelterbelts, windbreaks and native hedgerows.
Prune after flowering. Unpruned plants will become a trifle straggly.
Propagate from seed and probably cuttings. Soak seeds in boiling water before sowing.