A.tindalae.JPG (37550 bytes)Acacia tindalae: is a member of the Mimosaceae family. Firstly we must apologise for the photograph. The specimen illustrated was growing in the Pilliga Scrub. We were about ten days too late to capture the plant in full flower. As you can see the flowers are well and truly past their peak.
Acacia tindalae and Acacia conferta are very similar species. Botanically they are different but horticulturally they are virtually the same.
Acacia tindalae is a bushy shrub that is said to reach a height of two metres. Over the years the plants that we have observed rarely exceed 1.5 metres.
Small phyllodes are crowded along the stems and are more or less straight. Each phyllode has a small basal gland. The flowers are carried in globular heads and contain 25-35 individual deep yellow blooms. Flowering occurs in late winter and spring.
Acacia tindalae is a beautiful Wattle that appreciates pruning after flowering. Both foliage and flowers are attractive features.
These comments also apply to Acacia conferta.
Acacia tindalae is found, in scattered populations, in central New South Wales . The species is common in the Pilliga Scrub.
Propagate from seed and cuttings.