This is a tall growing form of the River Wattle that has beautiful coppery new foliage that contrasts nicely with the masses of yellow flowers in spring. Use it as a very fast growing screen and feature plant that will have a useful life span somewhere between 5 and 10 years (maybe more in ideal conditions). Generally no pruning is needed due to the gracious weeping habit developed by mature plants.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia cognata|
|Other Common Names:||River Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds|
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