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Acacia cognata 'Mop Top' (River Wattle)

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Plant description

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Acacia cognata Mop top

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A low mounding dense shrub with aromatic foliage, plum-coloured new growth, and bright yellow perfumed flowers in spring, enticing small insect feeders such as wrens and thornbills to dart amongst the soft foliage. Create soft low hedging along pathways; plant in massed formation on banks or in wide garden beds where impact is required; use as dramatic accent container plant for courtyard or patio. 

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.9 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 1.2 metres
Minimum width: 0.9 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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