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Acacia acinacea 'Pot o'Gold' (Gold Dust Wattle)

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Plant description

Acacia acinacea Pot o Gold 6

Acacia acinacea Pot o Gold 5

Acacia acinacea Pot o Gold 2

A low dense spreading mounded shrub.  Soft rounded leaves on graceful stems which are covered in golden balls in spring and early summer.  A handsome landscape accent; plant along path edges for a soft mounded hedge effect, amongst bold rockwork, or in large containers for a stunning long-flowering focus in patio or courtyard environment.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds & insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorous native fertiliser.

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