This Acacia makes an excellent choice for the flower garden, as it has an unusually long flowering time through the colder months. It is well named, as it brings a bit of sunshine to gardens in the cooler months. The foliage is also attractive when not in flower, being bipinnate which gives it a fern-like look. Native to the eastern states of Australia, it grows to a shrub or small tree with an open habit and will grow easily in a range of conditions. Flower colour varies considerably, from very pale to vibrant yellow.
It is a low maintenance plant, likes a sunny and fairly well drained position, and can adapt to most soils. Can be pruned to promote a denser habit. A good pioneer plant for new gardens as it grows quickly and gives some shelter to your slower growing shrubs and trees. One note of caution, it can be subject to borers which can make it a short lived plant.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia terminalis|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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