Tree Weeds

Golden Wreath Wattle, Willow Wattle

Acacia saligna

Fast growing, high generation rates compete with local native species. Seed dormancy up to 20 years.
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Origin Southwest Western Australia
  • Habit Medium shrub to 10m x 6m. Grey bark smooth or finely fissured. Pendulous branches often blue-grey when young.
  • Leaves Phyllodes leathery with a prominent mid-vein. Bright yellow ball flowers in spring develop into smooth brown pods.
  • Flowers Bright yellow ball flowers in spring develop into smooth brown pods.
  • Fruit Narrow pods up to .5 cm wide and 8-12 cm long
  • Roots Extensive horizontal and vertical root system
  • Dispersal Planted for dune rehabilitation and road side plantingl. Birds carry seeds into bushland.
  • Control Cut and paint trees; pull young specimens. Burn large areas of infestation to stimulate regrowth.

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