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|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.