Acacia restiacea – Wattle

The name ‘restiacea’ means rush-like, and describes the appearance of the branches on this Acacia. It is a dwarf shrub from southern WA that can be spreading or erect, pruning will encourage a bushier habit if desired. Produces ball shaped golden flowers in spring. The interesting slender branches would make this a great textural addition to the garden.
This Acacia can tolerate long periods of moisture or dryness, and needs part or full sun.

Scientific Name:Acacia restiacea
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, 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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