Acacia denticulosa – Sandpaper Wattle

An uncommon and beautiful Acacia with very dense flower heads, Acacia denticulosa is a great plant for attracting butterflies and birds when in flower and seed.
It is a medium-sized, spreading shrub that can be encouraged into a bushier habit through annual tip pruning. It is a fast growing specimen, and will provide flowers from the first year of growing.
It grows best in full sun and needs very good drainage and a dry environment, being native to drought-prone areas of south-western Australia.

Scientific Name:Acacia denticulosa
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Sandpaper Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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