Acacia restiacea – Wattle

The name ‘restiacea’ means rush-like, and describes the appearance of the branches on this Acacia. It is a dwarf shrub from southern WA that can be spreading or erect, pruning will encourage a bushier habit if desired. Produces ball shaped golden flowers in spring. The interesting slender branches would make this a great textural addition to the garden.
This Acacia can tolerate long periods of moisture or dryness, and needs part or full sun.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia restiacea
Common Name:Wattle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds

 

 


 

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-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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