Acacia spectabilis – Mudgee Wattle

A very ornamental and fast growing wattle, with clear and bright golden yellow ball shaped flowers in spring and quite attractive when not in bloom. It can be a large shrub to small tree, with ferny soft foliage. It is best in free draining soils in a sunny spot, with regular moisture, and can grow a metre a year. Prune after flowering to shape to a shade tree or for a more bushy plant. Tolerates moderate frost and some shade.

 

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia spectabilis
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Mudgee wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 6 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bird nesting plant, 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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