Acacia merinthophora – Wattle

A beautiful ornamental species, Acacia merinthophora has long, thin phyllodes that give it a particularly graceful appearance. Somewhat uncommon in cultivation, it definitely deserves to be grown more widely. The slender leaves are contrasted with plump, yellow blossoms during the flowering period, from late autumn to early spring. The attractive branches are well suited to floral arrangements.
This Western Australian species has been shown to adapt well to more humid east coast environments. It needs light to medium, well-drained soil and preferably full sun, but can tolerate light shade. Tolerant of light to moderate frosts, and once it is well established it can survive long dry periods.


Scientific Name:Acacia merinthophora
Common Name:Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 4 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants