The weeping greyish foliage coupled with a manageable size and brilliant spring displays of golden yellow flowers have made this a very popular wattle in cultivation. It forms a medium to tall shrub with very dense foliage that makes it an excellent screening plant or low windbreak. A light trim after flowering and a handful of low phosphorus fertiliser will ensure a magnificent display the following season.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia vestita|
|Other Common Names:||Hairy Wattle, Weeping boree|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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