The Velvet or Soft Wattle, so named for its velvety young leaf tips and seed pods, grows to a beautiful small tree that will provide flowers in the garden through autumn and winter. Great as a shelter tree around houses and in parks, it will need extra water in periods of dryness, but is reasonably tolerant of cold. A rare wattle from Gloucester to Mt Yengo in NSW.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia fulva|
|Other Common Names:||Velvet Wattle, Soft Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 15 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 8 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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