A compact form of A.cognata that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its graceful weeping foliage. Small ball-shaped flowers are a secondary pleasure when they appear in spring. While it can be prone to root rot in humid climates, if it is given a good well draining soil it can perform well. It is at its best in the southern states. The dense foliage helps to keep weed growth down, and it is naturally compact.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia cognata|
|Common Name:||River Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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