Cascade Wattle

Cascade Wattle

Acacia adunca

Common Name:

Cascade Wattle

Scientific Name:

Acacia adunca


Alternative common names:

Wallangarra wattle 

Description:

Cascade wattle is a bushy shrub or small tree growing up to 6m high. It has narrow leaves 150mm long which tend to droop.
Bright yellow globular flowers appear from late winter to early summer and produce a spectacular display. Flattened pods 80mm long and 10mm wide contain a number of hard, black seeds.
 

Additional Information


Where does this species come from?

New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.

What is its invasive status in South Africa?

NEMBA: Category 1a

Where in South Africa is it a problem?

Western Cape.

How does it spread?

Seed dispersal.

Why is it a problem?

This Australian acacia competes against indigenous fynbos vegetation.

What does it look like?

Bushy shrub or small tree that is up to 6m high.

Leaves: 150mm long and tend to droop.

Flowers: Bright yellow globular flowers producing a spectacular display.

Flattened pods, up to 80mm long x 10mm wide, each containing a number of hard black seeds.

Does the plant have any uses?

Ornamental.

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