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.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia buxifolia|
|Other Common Names:||Box Leaf Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|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|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.