Acacia stricta|Hop Wattle

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Open erect shrub, prominent yellowish resinous ribs on smaller branchlets. Often suckers.
Size (W x H)
2-5m x 2-4m
Narrow dull grey-green foliage, prominent midrib with many crowded lateral veins, 3.5-14cm x 3-10mm.
2-4 individual ball-shaped flowerheads per axil on slightly sticky stalks. Narrow thin pale brown pods 4-7cm x 2-4mm.
Flower colour
Pale yellow
Flower time
May to October
Growing conditions
Sandy or light clay soils in open forests, often in moist positions. Full sun to full shade.
Commonly used for
Very adaptable for garden sites. Grow under eucalypts, drought hardy, windbreak.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory