Acacia iteaphylla (Flinders Range Wattle)

Acacia iteaphylla (Flinders Range Wattle)

Acacia iteaphylla (Flinders Range Wattle)

Acacia iteaphylla is also called the Gawler Range Wattle, or the Port Lincoln Wattle, indicating how wide spread in the wild these are.

This is one of my favourite wattles. I’ve had a hedge of them for over 20 years, and here they are the first to flower, beginning in Autumn. I noticed another hedge of them in the town in good bloom. This uaually means that there hasn’t been much rain here because the blooms spoil in the rain.

Well grown plants reach 3-5m tall by 3-6m wide. They have pale yellow sprays of flowers and can be pruned. It is very adaptable and is drought resistant and lime tolerant. Some forms have pretty new growth, and can be pendulous or upright in growth habit. Use as an ornamental or low windbreak as well as a hedge.

 

5 Responses to “Acacia iteaphylla (Flinders Range Wattle)”

  1. roy hopkins says:

    I’ve just got my hands on some Flinders Range wattle seeds; and I’d like to know how to sprout them. I’ve heard they need to be “scored” or something………….
    Thanks.

  2. shen says:

    They will germinate readily. generally boiling water treatment will break dormancy. Please note that this species is considered a weed in WA.

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  4. Corinne says:

    You are correct about the weediness of Acacia iteaphylla. Unfortunately there are several wattles that germinate readily in certain situations outside their natural range. I have not had this happen in my yard, probably due to soil type, pH, local rainfall. If growing it near a reserve, keep an eye out for seedlings and pull them out.

  5. Francesca says:

    Are the Acacia Itaephlla seeds edible> I’d like to roast them and make Dukka.

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