Acacia podalyriifolia

  • Acacia podalyriifolia


Floral beauty in the gardens of Provence

Acacia podalyriifolia, commonly known as Mount Morgan wattle, Queensland silver wattle, Queensland wattle, pearl acacia, pearl wattle and silver wattle, brings a touch of elegance and floral beauty to the sunny landscapes of Provence. Native to Australia, this acacia species has gracefully adapted to the region’s Mediterranean climate, offering up spectacular blooms and pretty foliage. You will find it at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ® of course, as well as almost everywhere in the coastal gardens of the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur.

Acacia podalyriifolia features clusters of bright yellow flowers that light up the landscape with their sunny glow. It blooms generously in spring, creating a striking show that attracts many bees and butterflies. Its abundant acacia blooms offer an explosion of colour, contrasting magnificently with our azure blue skies and verdant hills.

Pretty foliage throughout the year

In addition to its remarkable blooms, the Acacia podalyriifolia is embellished with decorative, evergreen foliage. Its silvery, spearhead-shaped leaves offer a striking contrast to its bright yellow flowers, creating visual interest in every season. This dense, evergreen foliage is also perfect for creating privacy, so we often use it to demarcate the plots of our camping pitches, while adding a touch of texture and variety to the exceptional vegetation adorning our campsite.

Its flowers, resembling yellow baubles, are often mistaken for the mimosa that grows in the Maures hills around Bormes-les-Mimosas and they are indeed both part of the Mimosaceae family. With its floral beauty, resilience and contribution to the local ecosystem, the Acacia podalyriifolia definitely has pride of place among the iconic vegetation of Provence.


Latin name :Acacia podalyriifolia
Family :Mimosaceae
Genus :Acacia
Species :Podalyriifolia
Color :Silvery green foliage / Bright yellow flowers
Origin :Australia
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Erect shrub
Height :5 m
Flowering :November-January
Acacia podalyriifolia

Did you know?

Native to Australia, it is also found in Africa, Asia, India and South America.