Silver Wattle in Bloom in Italian Garden

Silver Wattle - Acacia dealbata
March 23 2015 | Garden

Tucked away in the tranquillity of the Sunken Garden in the midst of the Italian Garden, are three glorious Acacia dealbata, or Silver Wattle. Currently in bloom, we recommend you pop in here when strolling around the grounds and enjoy the golden display.Silver Wattle - Acacia dealbata

Native to south eastern Australia the Silver Wattle can grow up to 30ft and live for 30-40 years, but will not survive prolonged frosts.

Its relative the Golden Wattle is the national floral emblem of Australia, and the beauty of the wattle family is easy to see with the vibrant golden blossom complemented by the subtle green foliage.

The wood of this versatile plant is used in furniture making, with the essence of the flowers used in perfume and the leaves used in Indian chutney. However, in South Africa and New Zealand this beauty is classified as an environmental weed.

Silver Wattle - Acacia dealbata

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