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Acacia phlebophylla – Mt Buffalo Wattle (plant)

5.0 (2 reviews)


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1 larger plant for pickup only, 170mm pot, 600-900mm tall.

Acacia phlebophylla, a type of acacia also known by the names Buffalo Sallow Wattle and Mountain Buffalo Wattle, is a straggling shrub to small, twisted tree reaching up to 5 m in height. It is a close relative of Acacia alpina. It has large, elliptic, flat, commonly asymmetrical phyllodes 4-4 cm long, 1.5-6 cm wide, with coarse veins, a leathery feel, prominent nerves and reticulated veins. Deep yellow rod-like flowers appear in spring (June-December in Australia), widely scattered on spikes 4-7 cm long, followed by 7-10 cm long legumes in November-March, narrow, straight or slightly curved, releasing 5-10 elliptical seeds, 5-7.5 mm long. Solitary or twinned spikes, to 6 cm long. Only known from the high altitude granite slopes of Mount Buffalo National Park, Victoria, Australia, where it occurs above 350 meters in woodlands and heathland often amongst granite boulders (From Wikipedia).

Acacia phlebophylla contains tryptamines in the phyllodes. Acacia courtii is another mountain dwelling Acacia with significant tryptamines in the leaves and is easier in cultivation.

Care and Cultivation of Acacia phlebophylla

Acacia phlebophylla likes a well drained soil with sharp drainage in a full sun position. Our seedlings have been inoculated with the rhizobia bacteria (they live in root nodules and provide nitrogen to the plant) that will hopefully help them thrive, they certainly appear to be. They are also potted with a formulated mix that should see them do well in this pot for a season or two. See our blog for some more info on growing Acacia phlebophylla, click here.

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2 reviews for Acacia phlebophylla – Mt Buffalo Wattle (plant)

  1. Leigh N

    I am super happy with the quality of the plant I received! Big healthy roots, nice and moist on arrival. So cool to see folks conserving such rare species, and I plan on buying a couple more tomorrow! Great seller, great range, great quality, great communication and great prices. LITERALLY, what more could you want? 🙂

  2. Michael J

    Really well suited to Sydney climate. Healthy, robust plant….. wish I had bought more.

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