Acacia lineata – Streaked Wattle

The Streaked Wattle is a great adaptable garden plant as it is hardy to both drought and frost, growing naturally in dry forest throughout inland NSW. It has a dense habit, very bushy, and would make a great choice for a flower garden as it puts on a spectacular display in the spring. Its dense, bushy habit makes it great as a windbreak, for planting between trees and providing shelter for small birds. Pruning soon after flowering helps to promote a dense habit and prolific flowering.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia lineata
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Streaked Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

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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