Acacia cognata ‘Copper Tips’ – River Wattle

This is a tall growing form of the River Wattle that has beautiful coppery new foliage that contrasts nicely with the masses of yellow flowers in spring. Use it as a very fast growing screen and feature plant that will have a useful life span somewhere between 5 and 10 years (maybe more in ideal conditions), and as. Generally no pruning is needed due to the gracious weeping habit developed by mature plants.

Scientific Name:Acacia cognata
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:River Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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