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Acacia cognata 'Mini Cog' (River Wattle)

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Plant description

acacia cognata dwarf mini cog

Acacia cognata 'Mini Cog' is a low growing wattle that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its graceful weeping foliage and dense bun shaped habit. It is not a prolific flowering shrub, but it is at its best as a hardy and reliable landscaping plant. Prone to root rot in humid climates, it is at its best in the southern states. Frost and drought hardy. Feed with a good native fertiliser. A great low maintenance plant.

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: 0.7 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 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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