Native Plant of the Month : Acacia Fimbriata

It is the time of year when our beautiful bush becomes even more stunning with many of the Acacia species flowering, none is more stunning than the Fringed Wattle.

Versatile beauty

Acacia Fimbriata, also known as the Fringed Wattle, is part of the family Fabaceae and subfamily Mimosoideae. Its vibrant yellow flowers are a wonderful sight in almost any setting. In the garden it likes a sunny area but will tolerate most conditions and is frost hardy. It is a great screening plant but can also be made into a hedge. It can be used to help feed your other garden plants as it is a nitrogen fixer. This Acacia fimbriata responds well to pruning to keep the tree tidy compact and flowering profusely. 

It grows naturally from Queensland to around Bega in NSW and can be found in open eucalypt woodlands and forests on hillsides, preferring well drained, moist sandy loams.

Tasty seed
The seed pods of the Fringed Wattle are edible and can be harvested! Best enjoyed roasted, the seed taste like a combination of hazelnut, chocolate and coffee and can be used in a variety of recipes. Share your culinary adventures with this resource from your garden.
Try it in a pot

Fringed Wattle does well in pots. Be sure to keep it in a sunny spot on a balcony or backyard. Use a high-quality potting mix without fillers or additives and add your own plant food for the highest success.

Opportunity for a free swap - weed for native

Have you been enjoying the yellow flowers of the weed Winter Senna (Senna pendula) in your garden? Time to take this invasive weed from your garden and replace it with the native Fringed Wattle.

Landcare community nursery weed swap program provides a solution!  Bring this brochure and photo evidence of the removal of the Winter Senna to the nursery to receive a free Fringed Wattle plant.

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The nursery has a wide supply native plants available. Learn more about the nursery at

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