This is an easy care, low growing wattle, with fine foliage forming a dense groundcovering mat. It bears yellow ball flowers in late winter to early spring. It grows to around a metre wide, and from groundcovering to a metre tall. Great for coastal gardens, as well as being frost and drought tolerant. Suits full sun to lightly shaded spots. Good for most soil types as long as they are well drained. Prune lightly if needed to keep compact. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia aculeatissima|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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