Acacia wardellii is a medium sized shrub, growing to a small tree, with a white or silvery coloured trunk. It has an open habit and is quite graceful as an ornamental, well suited to inland areas and has been cultivated from Brisbane to Melbourne.
A well-drained, sunny position is ideal.
While borers can reduce the life span, propagating seedlings will maintain this plant in the garden.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia wardellii|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies|
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-