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Acacia baileyana 'Prostrate' (Cootamundra Wattle)

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Plant description

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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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