Wattles (Acacia)

A large group of plants renging from small prickly shrubs to trees. Rount pom pom shaped flowers ranging in colour from bright yellow to white. Fast growing and hardy against drought due to their modified leaves called phyllodes.

Photo by: T.M. Tame

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Golden Wattle - Acacia longifolia

Size Fast-growing shrub 4x4m, short-lived. Soil Well-drained soil. Location Full sun Flowering Yellow flowers June - November, bee, and insect attracting


Myrtle Wattle - Acacia myrtifolia

Size Fast-growing round and erect shrub 1-3m with red, ribbed stems Soil Well-drained soil. Location Full sun to semi-shade Flowering White flowers July - October bee and insect attracting


Swamp Wattle - Acacia elongata

Shrub 3-7m high. Produces yellow flowers in late winter to spring. Sunny position in moist soil. Frost hard, bee attracting


Brisbane Wattle - Acacia fimbriata

Size fast growing shrub or small tree to 6 - 7m with dense foliage to 4 -6m wide, good for screening

Soil well drained soil, supplementary watering while actively growing during summer, once established it requires little watering

Location full sun to light shade, drought and frost tolerant

Flowering golden wattle flowers early spring attracting birds and other beneficial insects