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.

 

 

 

Family:Fabaceae
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

 

 


 

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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

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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