Cinnamon Wattle, Cinnamon Wattle., Leper Acacia.
Leprosa, from Latin leprosus, scurfy appearance, referring to scurfy or spotted "leaves".
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: QLD, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
Eucalypt forest or woodland.
Erect or spreading shrub or small tree 1.5-6m high. Smooth greyish bark and flattened or angled resinous branchlets.
Closely related, and similar to Varnish Wattle (A. verniciflua).
Moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade or partial sun. Very hardy. Tolerates short periods of dryness and frost.
Fast-growing. When crushed or on humid days, foliage has cinnamon fragrance. Hybridises with Kangaroo Thorn (A. paradoxa) around Melbourne.
Golden to pale-yellow, Sep-Oct. Abundant scented yellow balls.
Early Dec to early Jan.
From scarified seed (±123 viable seeds per gram), or cuttings.
Shade and shelter
Excellent low-level cover in windbreaks.
Legume - improves soil fertility by "fixing" nitrogen.
Reputedly excellent for small cabinet making and turning.
Excellent ornamental for screening, planting near water (weeping forms) and for low maintenance areas.