Also known as Acacia cliftoniana, Acacia congesta is a prostrate, dome-shaped shrub. This species flowers in profusion, and is great as an ornamental. Native to south-western WA, it makes a useful ground-cover for planting on embankments.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia congesta|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies|
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