Acacia spectabilis – Mudgee Wattle

A very ornamental and fast growing wattle, with clear and bright golden yellow ball shaped flowers in spring and quite attractive when not in bloom. It can be a large shrub to small tree, with ferny soft foliage. It is best in free draining soils in a sunny spot, with regular moisture, and can grow a metre a year. Prune after flowering to shape to a shade tree or for a more bushy plant. Tolerates moderate frost and some shade.

 

Scientific Name:Acacia spectabilis
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Mudgee wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 6 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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