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|
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-
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