Acacia chinchillensis – Chinchilla Wattle

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.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia chinchillensis
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Chinchilla Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
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

 

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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