Broadway Arboretum

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Acacia rostellifera Summer-scented Wattle


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Location in Arboretum: Northern Sandplains
No on Map: NS06

  • Has become a weed at Broadway Arboretum.
  • The Summer-scented wattle generally reproduces by suckers from underground stems. Because of this suckering, the species often forms thickets that exclude all other species. The tallest Acacia of its area, it can grow to 10 metres. Specimens above 3 metres are not often seen, however, as bushfires occur often in its area. Fire burns the plants right to the ground, but the underground stem re-sprouts vigorously.
  • Listed as a waterwise plant for Perth Gardens.