A.ruppii.JPG (20129 bytes)Acacia ruppii: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as Rupp’s Wattle.

Acacia ruppii is an erect shrub that may reach a height of three metres. The phyllodes are crowded, sometimes whorled, flat and linear to narrow elliptic in shape. There is a small gland near the centre of the phyllode’s upper margin.

The globular flower heads contain 20-30 deep yellow flowers. Flowering occurs from late winter to mid-summer. Prune after flowering.

Acacia ruppii is an eye-catching native shrub. Growth habit, foliage and flowers are all attractive features. Rupp’s Wattle could be grown in a native shrubbery or as a “stand alone” specimen shrub.

Acacia ruppii is classified as endangered in New South Wales. Fortunately most populations are protected in Fortis Creek National Park and Banyabba Nature Reserve. Both areas are near Grafton on the North Coast of New South Wales.

Acacia ruppii is closely related to Acacia torringtonensis and some botanists consider that both species should be included under the Acacia ruppii botanical umbrella.

Propagate from seed and cuttings.

 

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