Acacia glaucocarpa – Feathery Wattle

Acacia glaucocarpa makes a wonderful low maintenance ornamental plant, but needs good pruning each year to keep it in line. The Feathery Wattle has attractive foliage, and displays a mass of flowers in autumn. Prefers a warm climate as it is not very tolerant of frost; grows best in inland, tropical and sub-tropical zones. This Acacia is also tolerant of greywater.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia glaucocarpa
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Feathery Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 7 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Butterflies

 

 


 

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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