Acacia denticulosa – Sandpaper Wattle

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.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia denticulosa
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Sandpaper Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Propagation Method:Seed
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

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

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