Acacia cognata ‘Mop Top’ – River Wattle


A low mounding dense shrub with aromatic foliage, plum-coloured new growth, and bright yellow perfumed flowers in spring, enticing small insect feeders such as wrens and thornbills to dart amongst the soft foliage. Create soft low hedging along pathways; plant in massed formation on banks or in wide garden beds where impact is required; use as dramatic accent container plant for courtyard or patio.

Scientific Name:Acacia cognata
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:River Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.6 ~ 0.9 metres
Width:0.9 ~ 1.2 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Fragrant, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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