The Acacia Dealbata is a tree from the Mimosaceae family, native to Tasmania, Australia. Its leaves are of a silverish green, while its perfumed flowers, blooming between February and March, are grouped into globular heads of an intense yellow.
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It was imported to Europe –where it nowadays grows spontaneously- in the XIX century, for its wonderful features as an ornamental plant. In Italy, it is widespread along the Italian Riviera, in Tuscany, and on the coasts of the lakes in the North of the country.
The Acacia Delbata is a delicate tree that needs fresh, drained, acid soils for a good flowering. It can stand frost, but is not particularly resistant to cold.