The acacia foliage generally used for floral decoration is of the variety Acacia cultriformis, commonly known as “Knifeblade Acacia” due to its jagged edges. In Australia and New Zealand Acacias are known as “Wattles” as the branches were employed as lathe in the construction of early dwellings. A very hardy foliage with strongly sculptural triangular leaves on semi-woody stems.
Best stored in water in the cooler. Foliage should be hydrated in a low sugar holding solution and stored at 45°F.