Acacia pulchella – Prickly Moses Wattle

This species makes a lovely ornamental for the garden, as it flowers in abundance from winter through to mid-spring with golden yellow blooms. It is native to Western Australia, in the areas around Perth and Albany.
The prickly nature of this shrub means it is ideal as a barrier to shield areas from human and animal intrusion, and is a good nesting shrub for small birds.
Well known in cultivation, it will grow in a range of soil and light conditions, from dappled shade to full sun. To encourage longer life in this Acacia, it is advised to prune after flowering.

Scientific Name:Acacia pulchella
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Western Prickly Moses Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, 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, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants