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Acacia cognata 'Emerald Curl' (Wattle)

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Plant description

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Acacia 'Emerald Curl' is a hardy and easy going large shrub, with attractive curling bright green foliage. Great for screening, for windbreaks and general landscaping. Grows up to five metres tall. Likes a sunny position to partial shade, cool to temperate climates. Tolerant of heavier frosts and of dry periods. Can be short lived in very hot spots. It flowers in early spring. Is adaptable to heavier soils.

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: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Native bees, insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Diseases

Can be susceptible to root fungus

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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