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).

Family:Fabaceae
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

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. 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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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