Acacia decora is a small to large shrub, often under 2 metres in height but sometimes to 5 metres. The phyllodes are lance-shaped, blue-green in colour, with a prominent mid-vein and minor branching veins. The flowers are borne in large upright clusters both at the ends of the branches (terminal) and in the phyllode axils, making this one of the most showy of all wattles.
This is a hardy species which is tolerant of a wide range of conditions. It prefers well drained soils in light shade to full sun. A.decora is a worthwhile addition to gardens in many areas of Australia.
Propagation is relatively easy by normal seed raising methods following pretreatment by soaking in boiling water or by scarification.
Photo: Keith Townsend