Acacia cognata ‘Copper Tips’ – River Wattle

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), and as. Generally no pruning is needed due to the gracious weeping habit developed by mature plants.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia cognata
Cultivar:Copper Tips
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:River Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds

 

 


 

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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.