Acacia fulva – Velvet Wattle

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
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Velvet Wattle, Soft Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 15 metres
Width:2 ~ 8 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants