A.juncifolia.JPG (33809 bytes)Acacia juncifolia: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is commonly known as the Rush-leaf Wattle.

Acacia juncifolia is a shrub that may reach a height of five metres. Judicious pruning will keep plants to a more manageable height. The phyllodes (leaf-like structures) are linear in shape, slightly flattened, up to 20 centimetres long and only 2 millimetres wide. The phyllode shape gives this species its common name.

There is a gland just above the base of the phyllode. Glands are common on Acacia phyllodes.

Bright yellow globular flower heads are carried on slender peduncles (leaf or flower stalks) in the axils of the phyllodes. It is said that Acacia juncifolia flowers in spring. Our specimen was photographed flowering in autumn.

Because the foliage is rather thin the flowers are displayed to their best advantage.

Acacia juncifolia is reputed to be frost tender. Our specimen is growing in a shrubbery and has survived and thrived throughout a number of cold winters.

Acacia juncifolia is found in scattered areas throughout north-eastern New South Wales, north from Sydney and southern Queensland.

Propagate from seed and probably cuttings.

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