Acacia delphina – Dolphin Wattle

Growing to a small shrub, Acacia delphina is native to coastal areas of south-western Australia. In the garden, it will need well-drained soils and part to full sun, and will provide a display of flowers through the winter months. Can be propagated from seed or cuttings.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia delphina
Common Name:Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees

 

 


 

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

 

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.