A.stricta.JPG (36903 bytes)Acacia stricta: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as the Hop Wattle.

Acacia stricta is an erect shrub that may reach a height of three metres. The phyllodes are 5-15 centimetres long, about 2 centimetres wide, erect with a prominent central vein and a gland near the base. They are olive-green to grey-green in colour.

Flower heads are globular, 0.5 centimetres wide, pale yellow to yellow and appear in spring. Two flower heads are carried at the base of each phyllode.

Acacia stricta is a widespread species in eastern Australia from south-east Queensland through New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania to South Australia. The Hop Wattle is also found on the Bass Strait islands between the mainland and Tasmania. East of Armidale, on the Waterfall Way, there is a small, isolated population.

Acacia stricta could be cultivated in native shrubberies. The species has proved to be hardy and free flowering.

Propagate from seed and probably cuttings.