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.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia glaucocarpa|
|Other Common Names:||Feathery Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 7 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|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|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|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|
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