Acacia acinacea – Gold Dust Wattle

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.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia acinacea
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Gold Dust wattle
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Propagation Method:Seed
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.