Acacia amoena Wendl.f.
Half hardy, bushy shrub with bipinnate, bluntish oblong, blue-green phyllodes and axillary racemes of bright yellow flowers in compact, round heads in spring. To 2m. [FNSW, Beadle].
Horticultural & Botanical History
‘[Acacia subcaerulea is] Said to be a native of the tropical part of New Holland. Our drawing was made in the conservatory of the Comtesse de Vandes, in June 1826. A handsome species, remarkable for the fine copious blue bloom with which it is covered. […] The immediate affinity of this plant is with the Acacia amoena of Wendland.’ [BR f.1075/1827]. Introduced to Britain in 1820. [JD].
History at Camden Park
Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.12/1850]. Occurs in the Blue Mountains of NSW in dry sclerophyll forest and woodland [FNSW, Beadle] and probably collected there.
Published Nov 21, 2009 - 03:38 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 03:46 PM