Acacia cardiophylla – Wyalong Wattle

The feathery foliage coupled with bright yellow spring flowers and a relatively compact habit make this a wattle well worth planting in your garden. This popular shrub grows upright, and can vary from low growing to quite tall. It has greyish green, finely divided heart-shaped foliage. The flowers are golden yellow and have a delicate fragrance of nectar, and densely clustered on branches. This shrub makes a wonderful feature plant or screen in the garden and will provide a stunning display.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia cardiophylla
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Wyalong Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 4 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, 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. 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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