An uncommon and beautiful Acacia with very dense flower heads, Acacia denticulosa is a great plant for attracting butterflies and birds when in flower and seed.
It is a medium-sized, spreading shrub that can be encouraged into a bushier habit through annual tip pruning. It is a fast growing specimen, and will provide flowers from the first year of growing.
It grows best in full sun and needs very good drainage and a dry environment, being native to drought-prone areas of south-western Australia.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia denticulosa|
|Other Common Names:||Sandpaper Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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