Acacia pravissima – Ovens Wattle

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
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Ovens Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:4 ~ 8 metres
Width:4 ~ 8 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
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






Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.