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|
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
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-