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Acacia cognata 'Waterfall' (River Wattle)

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Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

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Plant description

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A prostrate form of this very popular wattle that retains its foliage along the stem as it matures. The base from which the stems emerge will, over time, develop its own architectural character, adding to the intrigue of the plant. For dramatic impact, plant in tall containers or large pipes along walkways, or beside waterfalls or cascades, or on sloping banks where landscape design calls for an especially strong note.

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: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 2 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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