Acacia lanuginosa – Wattle

Recently changed to Acacia lanuginophylla, lanuginosa means ‘very woolly’, referring to the phyllodes of the plant that are covered in grey hairs. This Acacia is great for controlling soil erosion, and is also a good drought tolerant plant. It is quite suited to gravel soils and in general needs a well-drained soil.

Scientific Name:Acacia lanuginosa
Common Name:Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants