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Acacia aneura


Description: Small tree or large shrub to 7 m high by 7 macross, often multi-stemmed. Phyllodes are narrow to broad linear, greyish, to 7 cm. Flowers are rod-like, yellow, and occur in spring or other times, depending on rain.
The timber of this species is used extensively for the mulga-wood ornaments sold as Australiana souvenirs throughout the country.
Distribution: arid areas of Qld, NSW, SA, WA and NT.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: A hardy plant for drier areas. It has attractive foliage. Full sun and good drainage essential.
Special horticultural attributes:
  • Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
  • Recommended for its foliage.

Photo of Acacia aneura  Photo of Acacia aneura

© Text derived from the Acacia sections of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd