Acacia covenyi – blue bush wattle is a super hardy wattle for most sites apart from waterlogged soils, and is very easy care. It is a great foliage plant, having beautiful blue-grey leaves which contrast nicely with other plants. An added bonus is the fragrant golden-yellow ball flowers in spring. Growing to around 6 metres high and 2 to 3 metres wide, it is a good screen and windbreak plant. Tolerates drought and frost well, and is great for coastal areas. Likes full sun to light shade.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia covenyi|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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