Acacia Parramattensis

  • Acacia Parramattensis


A giant from the Mimosa family

Here is another, lesser-known member of the large Mimosa family growing at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ®: the Acacia Parramattensis. Commonly known as Parramatta wattle, this tree originates from the Blue Mountains of Australia and is one of the largest varieties of wattle, able to grow up to 15 metres in height! Its size is spectacular and so are its blooms – the tree’s branches are adorned with a multitude of bunches of yellow flowers as soon as the fine weather comes around.

Yes, unlike many of its peers, the Parramatta wattle blooms in summer, so nature camping fans holidaying in peak season have the pleasure of revelling in its heady scent during their stay at our seaside campsite in the Var, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur!

The little balls (glomeruli) comprising its blooms are a slightly duller yellow than those of its other family members, but we still adore this magnificent variety as it provides a wonderful plant screen and perfumes our gardens with its unmistakeable sweet fragrance.

Beautiful and easy to maintain

Although temperatures in our beautiful region of Provence rarely dip below zero in winter, the Parramatta wattle is resistant to frosts and temperatures between -8 and -10°C. This particular variety also tolerates limestone soils, is easy to maintain and does not require any special upkeep once established.

So, as you can imagine, it is another favourite among our exceptional vegetation! Grab a plan and try and spot it on our Décou’Verte® botanical foopath!


Latin name :Acacia Parramattensis
Family :Mimosaceae
Genus :Acacia
Species :Parramattensis
Color :Pale yellow flowers
Origin :Australia
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Erect
Height :Up to 15 metres
Flowering :Summer
Acacia Parramattensis

Did you know?

Wattle should never be planted too near a house due to their invasive roots.