A fast growing hardy small to medium shrub, around 2 to 3 metres high and 2metres wide, massed with golden ball flowers in spring. Naturally grows in dry or moist soils, well drained gravels or sandy soils and adapts well to clay. Likes full sun to dappled shade. Frost tolerant and attracts seed feeding birds. A good pioneer plant which fixes nitrogen from the air. Can be short lived.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia acinacea|
|Other Common Names:||Gold Dust wattle|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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