A.uncinata3.JPG (44376 bytes)Acacia uncinata: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as the Round-leaf Wattle.
Acacia uncinata is a medium shrub with slightly pendulous branches. The phyllodes are ovate or almost circular with wavy margins. The flower heads are bright yellow and globular. Flowering is sporadic and may occur at any time of the year. The specimen illustrated is growing in our garden and flowered in December 2006. Another nearby plant flowered about a month before.
Acacia uncinata should be lightly pruned to prevent plants from becoming straggly.
The Round-leaf Wattle occurs from southern New South Wales to south-eastern Queensland.
The species is variable throughout its range. Botanists may have split Acacia uncinata into a number of species.
We are familiar with plants growing in the Pilliga Scrub. In this area there seems to be some plants carrying flowers at most times of the year.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.