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|
|Other Common Names:||Shark Tooth Wattle, Coastal Dune Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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