Acacia retinodes, commonly known as Wirilda, is a small to medium-sized tree that is native to Australia. It is a popular choice for landscaping due to its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements. Wirilda has blue-grey foliage that is fern-like in appearance, providing a soft and delicate visual element to any landscape. It produces bright, golden-yellow flowers in the winter and spring, adding a burst of color to its foliage. Wirilda is drought-tolerant and can thrive in a range of growing conditions, making it a resilient and low-maintenance plant.
Height: Up to 8 m
Width: Up to 5 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soils, but can tolerate a range of soil types and conditions, including periodic flooding and drought.
Flowers: Produces clusters of bright yellow, ball-shaped flowers in late winter to early spring.
Uses: Acacia retinodes is a useful plant for erosion control and land rehabilitation, particularly in wetland areas. It is also used for ornamental landscaping due to its attractive foliage and flowers. Acacia retinoides is an important source of food for native animals, particularly birds and insects. It’s hard, durable wood has been used for fencing and fuel.