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|
|Other Common Names:||Western Prickly Moses Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|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|
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-