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.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia restiacea|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds|
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