Acacia baileyana ‘Prostrate’ Cootamundra Wattle

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.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia baileyana
Cultivar:Prostrate
Common Name:Cootamundra Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, 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

 


 

 

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