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.

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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants