Acacia cognata ‘Copper Cascade’ – Wattle

A small wattle grown for the dense growth habit and foliage colour, making it a great landscaping plant. It is a fresh green with copper coloured new leaves with each new flush. A good low maintenance plant, growing to around a metre high and wide. Good for full sun to part shade. Tolerant of dry periods and frost. Adaptable to most soil types.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia cognata
Cultivar:Copper Cascade
Common Name:Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Lizards

 

 


 

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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