Acacia macradenia – Zig Zag Wattle

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
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Zig Zag Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 4 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Winter
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
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
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 native plants