Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) - A fast-growing multi-stemmed evergreen shrub to 15 feet tall with thin, graceful, silvery stems/branches and small, narrow gray-green leaves. Bright yellow flowers form in clusters in early spring.
Plant in full sun in well-drained to moderately heavy soil where it will withstand some drought, but looks better if watered regularly. Cold hardy to 10-15 degrees F or less and tolerates near seaside conditions. A good specimen plant that can be trained into a single tree or can form a copse of suckers.
Snowy River Wattle grows naturally in the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria. The name Acacia comes either from the Greek word 'akazo' meaning "to sharpen" or from the Egyptian word 'akakia', a name given to the Egyptian Thorn, Acacia arabica. The specific epithet honors John Luke Boorman (1864-1938), a collector on the staff of the Botanic Gardens of Sydney.
Information about Acacia boormanii displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.