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Acacia cultriformis 'Cascade' (Knife Blade Wattle)

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Plant description

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Acacia cultriformis Cascade 1

A dense groundcover or cascading plant with arching or weeping stems with neatly arranged silver-grey foliage covered in clusters of golden flowers in spring. Small insect-eating birds such as wrens and thornbills will probe amongst the flowers for food. Spectacular as a curtain, cascading from tall timber planter boxes, free-standing pipes, over walls and down banks; can also be planted as a dramatic ground cover.

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: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 2 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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