The prostrate form of Acacia baileyana has feathery silver-grey bipinnate foliage with masses of spherical flower heads 1 cm in diameter. It is an easy care plant, and the dense habit makes for even less maintenance as it deters weed growth. A great plant for embankments and as a general ground cover. It also looks great when grafted, as it forms a beautiful cascading form. Best in a sunny spot in a well drained soil, but can tolerate most soils. Waterwise and can take medium frost.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia baileyana|
|Common Name:||Cootamundra Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.