BLUEDALE COMMERCIAL NURSERIES QLD & NSW – NATIVE SHRUBS
Acacia falcata – HICKORY WATTLE – native shrub
Acacia falcata is a perennial shrub or tree native to eastern Australia.
The trunk is slender with generally smooth grey to black bark, but it can also be mottled and finely or deeply fissured. It is adaptable to a wide range of soils in cultivation, and its attractive foliage is a lovely feature.
They are a reliably hardy though perhaps a short lived shrub, typically living around 5 to 10 years.
The flowers occur in early winter on racemes which hold up to 20 quite tiny globular pale cream flower balls. They don’t flower prolifically every year, only when conditions suit, and particularly during dry spells.
Uses: mainly used in regeneration of bushland and as a stabiliser plant in revegetation of highways.