A highly ornamental and fast growing Acacia, growing to a dwarf or small shrub. This species grows well in cultivation, and makes a good container plant as well. To promote a dense habit, prune the plant after flowering.
Acacia chinchillensis needs well drained soil and a position in the sun or half-shade.
Flowers from mid to late winter through to early spring.
If planting in clay soil, make a raised bed for improved drainage.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia chinchillensis|
|Other Common Names:||Chinchilla Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.