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. 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.
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.