A.granitica.JPG (55337 bytes)Acacia granitica: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and occurs in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales . The species is often found growing among granite boulders. Apparently there are two forms. One is low and spreading with a flat top. The other form is tall and round.
The form that grows on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales is low and spreading with a flat top. There is a population about 50 kilometres west of Yallaroo.
Both forms have long, narrow, leathery phyllodes. Each phyllode has many fine parallel veins. The flower-heads are small, oval, bright yellow and carried at the base of each phyllode. Flowering occurs between September and November.
The growth habit, of the low-growing form, and the flowers, of both forms, are attractive features.
Acacia granitica prefers a sunny position in well-drained soil.
Prune lightly after flowering.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.