Acacia acinacea ‘Pot o Gold’ – Gold Dust Wattle


A low dense spreading mounded shrub. Soft rounded leaves on graceful stems which are covered in golden balls in spring and early summer. A handsome and low maintenance landscape accent. Plant along path edges for a soft mounded hedge effect, amongst bold rockwork, or in large containers for a stunning long-flowering focus in patio or courtyard environment. Flowers best in a sunny spot, but will also grow in part shade. Good frost tolerance. Grows in dry or moist soils, well drained gravels or sandy soils and adapts well to heavy clay soils. Attracts seed feeding birds.

Scientific Name:Acacia acinacea
Cultivar:Pot o Gold
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Gold Dust Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Bonsai, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies






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.