A winter flowering wattle, Acacia macradenia is an attractive medium shrub with bright yellow flowers and zig-zagged branchlets, giving it an interesting architectural form.
This wattle is a hardy plant that will grow particularly well in warm dry areas, although it has been successfully cultivated in southern areas as far as Melbourne, but it will need a warm place. It is somewhat tolerant of frosts, however harsh winters in inland and southern areas can kill the plant. Grows best in a well-drained soil in sunny or lightly shaded positions.
Best grown away from native bushland because it does pose a risk of becoming a weed outside of its native range (inland southern and central Queensland).
|Scientific Name:||Acacia macradenia|
|Other Common Names:||Zig Zag Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.