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Paraserianthes lophantha, Albizia lophantha, Cape Leeuwin Wattle, Crested Wattle

Paraserianthes lophantha, Albizia lophantha

Cape Leeuwin Wattle, Crested Wattle
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Western Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

It is an attractive small tree to about 8m, very fast growing, especially in coastal areas, with long (up to 20 cm) bipinnate leaves. The greenish yellow flowers appear in early June and flowering continues through the winter months and into September. These are followed by dark seed pods up to 10 cm in length. The tree flowers from an early age and because of its quick growing habit makes good cover for other species.

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