Wirewood, Desert Oak
Form and Size: Tall shrub or small tree.
Distribution: Inland dry, sandy areas of Qld., N.S.W., S.A., W.A., and N.T., extending to the coast in dry
Phyllodes: Leathery, grey-green, pendulous, dense flattened hairs, 15-30cm x 0.2-0.5cm; numerous fine
Bark: Corky, grey, furrowed.
Flowers: Bright yellow balls in pairs on stalks 1-2cm long.
Flowering Period: January to July.
Fruit: Pods, woody, grey, twisted, 15-25cm x 0.8-1cm; constricted between the seeds.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from treated seed. Requires full sun and good drainage.