Acacia glaucoptera – Clay Wattle

An uncommon, spreading shrub with outstanding ornamental foliage. Acacia glaucoptera has red-tinged new growth and requires regular pruning to keep it looking its best and promote this new growth. It is quite tolerant of frosts (down to -7Ā°C) and grows best in a position with part sun, though it will also grow in full sun or dappled shade.


Scientific Name:Acacia glaucoptera
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Clay Wattle, Flat Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



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