13855Family: Mimosaceae 

Description

Acacia dealbata is an evergreen tree with noticeably angular shoots and bears true bipinnate filigree effect, blue-green leaves. The highly fragrant pom pom flowers are arranged in large terminal racemes (hanging clusters), which are borne in spring, but give a magical show in the depth of winter here in the temperate walkway of the glasshouse. These are typical of the genus, being spherical tufts of conspicuous yellow stamen approx. 6mm across.

Place of origin

This acacia is native to parts of Australia, including New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. It was first introduced to cultivation in Britain from Tasmania in 1820.

Did you know?

The wood of this tree is used for pulpwood in Tasmania, and has good gluing properties, which makes it amenable for wood composite products. The flowers are rich in pollen, and when cooked they are often used in fritters. Also a yellow dye can be obtained from the flowers, and a green dye from the seed pods.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19941207
Scientific Name:Acacia dealbata Link
Family:Leguminosae
Genus:Acacia
Epithet:dealbata
Collector:Hind, P.D.
Year:1992
Origin:Australia:New South Wales:Newnes State Forest, 0.7 km E along Blackfellows Hand Road from Newnes Road
Elevation:980m
Plant:19941207C
Location:/Living Collections/Logan/Z54
Plant:19941207D
Location:/Living Collections/Logan/Z48
Plant:19941207A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G22/590
Plant:19941207B
Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
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 Location: -33.316667,150.100000