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Acacia baileyana 'Prostrate' (Cootamundra Wattle)

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Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.

Native Hibiscus. An ever increasing interest in native hibiscus has led to the horticultural development of a number of new cultivars which rival the exotic types in beauty and flower size.

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Plant description

Acacia baileyana Prostrate 4

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Acacia baileyana Prostrate 1

Acacia baileyana 'Prostrate' is a great ground covering dense plant, that has feathery silver-grey bipinnate foliage with masses of spherical flower heads 1 cm in diameter in winter. A great plant for embankments and as a general ground cover. Also worth considering as a weeping standard. Grows to half a metre high and spreads to 4 metres wide, making it a great living mulch. Withstands frost and drought well. Will grow in poor and clay soils. A good tough plant for landscaping.

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: winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High 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.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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