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Acacia cardiophylla (Wyalong wattle)

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Plant description

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The feathery foliage coupled with bright yellow spring flowers and a relatively compact habit make this a wattle well worth planting in your garden. This popular shrub grows upright, and can vary from low growing to quite tall. This shrub has greyish green, finely divided heart-shaped foliage. The flowers are golden yellow and have a delicate fragrance of nectar, and densely clustered on branches. This shrub makes a wonderful feature plant or screen in the garden and will provide a stunning display of colour throughout late spring and summer.

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 summer

Scent

The flowers have a delicate nectar fragrance

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 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: Yes; attracts seed eating birds, pollinating insects..

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: not suitable.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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