Acacia_leucoclada.jpg (47748 bytes)Acacia leucoclada: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as the Northern Silver Wattle.

Acacia leucoclada is a tall shrub or small tree that may reach a height of ten metres. The bark is black, very rough and corrugated. Juvenile shoots are silvery. The foliage is bipinnate with small glands scattered along the petiole (the stem that carries the small leaflets). The yellow flowers are held in globular clusters in axillary racemes. The pods, that follow the flowers, are red-brown and somewhat hairy.

Acacia leucoclada is a showy wattle during the flowering period that extends from late winter to early spring.

Acacia leucoclada occurs along the western slopes of New South Wales extending into south-eastern Queensland.

This species closely resembles a number of tall Acacia species with bipinnate foliage they could all be used as colourful additions to shelterbelts and windbreaks.

Propagate from seed that should be soaked in boiling water before sowing to soften the seed coat and ensure germination.

 

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