Acacia pendula A.Cunn.
Half-hardy, bushy, broad-headed, evergreen tree with sickle-shaped leaves and short, branching racemes of spherical, pale yellow flower heads in winter. To 10m. [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers'].
Horticultural & Botanical History
Introduced to Britain in 1824. [Hilliers']. ‘Stock are very fond of the leaves of this tree, especially in seasons of drought, and for this reason, and because they eat down the seedlings, it has almost become exterminated in parts of the colonies.’ [Maiden – the Useful Plants of Australia p.115/1889].
History at Camden Park
Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.11/1850].
Published Nov 21, 2009 - 03:26 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 03:47 PM