Welcome to the Acacia Study Group Website.
The Acacia Study Group is one of a number of Study Groups within the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia). Our aim is to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of members of the genus Acacia. The Acacia Study Group has been in operation since 1961 and has been in continuous operation since 1971. Members of the Group are mainly keen amateurs with no formal horticultural or botanical knowledge, although a number of professionals in those fields also participate. As in all study groups, the members' work is mainly carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.
A booklet called Wattles are Golden has been produced containing 180 extracts from the newsletters and covering members reports and theories on germination, soil mixes, name changes, pruning, pests, cuttings and much more. The booklet costs $AUS6.75 posted within Australia (additional postage elsewhere).
The group maintains an extensive seed bank and seed is available free to members.
Since the inception of the group over 100 newsletters have been issued documenting the reports from members into cultivation issues in various climatic zones, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. Past issues of the newsletters can be downloaded from this site (see the link below).
If you are interested in the cultivation, propagation, conservation and appreciation of Australia's native flora, especially acacias, why not consider joining and helping to promote these beautiful plants more widely.
Membership is available to members of an ANPSA-affiliated Regional Society. If you are not a member of a Regional Society, please refer to the ANPSA Membership Page for further information on joining.
To join the Acacia Study Group, please send a request using the following form (please note that all fields are mandatory* - you may edit the 'Message' field if necessary) :
Regular newsletters are published several times per year to record activities and experiences of Group members in cultivating acacias, keeping up to date on scientific knowledge of the genus and reporting on field trips to various parts of Australia.
Newsletters published over recent years are available for download.
A small compilation of books, journals and internet resources on Acacia, including links to:
Profiles of a number of Acacia species have been incorporated into the Acacia section of the main ANPSA website. Each profile includes a photograph and information on natural distribution, taxonomy, cultivation and propagation.
ANPSA's Acacia pages also cover the characteristics, cultivation and propagation of acacias generally, and include references to other Acacia resources.