Acacia littorea – Wattle

The shark tooth wattle is a lovely Western Australian shrub, with interesting triangular leaves and a wonderful flower display in spring. The flowers are yellow and ball shaped, and the shrub is pungent. It is dense growing and attractive in habit. Naturally grows on sandy soils, so needs good drainage, and likes a sunny spot. Drought tolerant. Variable in height, from half a metre to three metres tall. Tolerates light frost, and a great shrub for coastal gardens.




Scientific Name:Acacia littorea
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Shark Tooth Wattle, Coastal Dune Wattle
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants