Acacia buxifolia ‘Prostrate’ – Box-leaf Wattle

Acacia buxifolia ‘Prostrate’ is a popular ornamental species, and this form is great as a groundcover, or where there is no space for a shrub. Sometimes plants have purple-coloured new growth, in order to promote this aspect, the plant must be propagated from cuttings, grafting or aerial layering from the parent plant.
Produces large amounts of ball-shaped flowers in spring, a delightful display.
This species is very frost tolerant and easy to grow. Grows best if planted between other plants, to protect from wind.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia buxifolia
Cultivar:Prostrate
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Box Leaf Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
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. 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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

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.