Acacia triptera (meaning three wings) is a hardy species, putting on an impressive display of soft, golden yellow flowers in the spring. A graceful looking shrub, it has stiff bluish-grey phyllodes that are quite ornamental.
It must be watered until it is established, but thereafter it is fairly hardy to dry and wet periods. It can have an upright habit, or grow low and spreading. Needs very well drained soil.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia triptera|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 5 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cold climate|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Weeping|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds|
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