Acacia cardiophylla ‘Gold Lace’ – Wyalong Wattle

A prostrate form of Wyalong wattle, Gold Lace is a dense growing ground covering shrub studded with lightly perfumed golden ball flowers in late winter to early spring. It is also suited to standardising, where it will cascade, and the stems develop an interesting twisted and sculptural growth. It has attractive grey green ferny foliage. It is adaptable to most soils as long as it has reasonable drainage, and can take dry to moist conditions. Likes a sunny position, and can handle light frosts.

 

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia cardiophylla
Cultivar:Gold Lace
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Wyalong Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
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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