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Acacia cognata 'Curvaceous' (River Wattle)

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Plant description

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A compact variety of acacia cognata that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its graceful weeping foliage

Pale yellow globular flowerheads appear singly or in pairs in the leaf axils in spring.

This species is prone to root rot in humid climates. It is best grown in Australia's cooler climates.

Once established this plant requires very little maintenance but responds well to tip pruning. The plant will tolerate dry periods but will benefit from from some watering. For plants in tubs use a low phosphorous potting mix and apply a slow release native fertilizer once a year.

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: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light 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: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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