5 responses to “Acacia dealbata”

  1. Beverley

    Acacia dealbata – Z8 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Acacia dealbata – Z9-10 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  2. Margaret Morgan

    Here in Australia, we’re so used to exotic plants becoming weeds, but I think few people here are aware of how some of our plants have become weeds elsewhere. Various Acacia species are a huge problem in South Africa (which, like Southern California, has a similar climate to some regions in Australia), and they’re now using Fungal Gall of Wattle (a pest here) as a control there.

    One of my favourite local species, Melaleuca Quinquenervia has turned evil in the Florida Everglades. So sad.



  3. Ian Barclay

    In my garden in Olympia, Washington, A. dealbata var. subalpina about 30′ tall is now beginning to produce root suckers.

  4. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    Wayne Armstrong’s article is very good — thanks for that link. He refers to the “African fever tree (Acacia xanthophloea), a common tree of lowland, swampy savannahs in South Africa” — which reminds me of the acacias I saw on a trip to Africa long ago — and this favourite line from children’s literature. I believe it’s from Kipling’s story about how the elephant got its trunk…
    “… down to the banks of great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo river, all set out with fever trees”

  5. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    sorry, a couple of typos, it should read:
    “… down to the banks of the great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever trees”

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