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Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
A lovely wattle, featuring masses of flowers in spring and great foliage colour. The feathery silver-grey bipinnate foliage featuring striking purple new growth for most of the year contrasts with masses of bright yellow spherical flower heads 1 cm in diameter. Grows to a maximum of 8 metres tall. Very high frost and drought tolerance, make this a useful tall shrub to small tree for screening and windbreaks.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: winter
Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres
Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.