Acacia pravissima grows to a large shrub or small tree, and has been known to grow in unusual shapes and forms, providing interest in the garden as well as delightful golden blooms from winter to spring. The flowers are lightly scented.
It can be used as a windbreak or for shelter also. Pruning after flowering is necessary to keep a denser habit.
It can tolerate long dry periods and also withstands frosts. It can also tolerate some exposure to coastal conditions. Preferably planted in a full sun or part sun position, Ovens Wattle can also grow in dappled shade. This species has been cultivated successfully in Oregon, USA and south-eastern UK.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia pravissima|
|Other Common Names:||Ovens Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||4 ~ 8 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||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.