Acacia burrowii – Yarran Wattle

Growing into a small to medium tree, this acacia is only just beginning to be appreciated as an ornamental. Its natural habitat is dry inland zones of NSW and southern Qld, and it can be useful as a shade or shelter plant in warm areas.
Being a leguminous plant, this acacia fixes nitrogen in the soil and contributes to natural nitrogen cycling where it grows, improving the health of the soil.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia burrowii
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Yarran Wattle, Burrows Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:6 ~ 12 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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