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Acacia iteaphylla (Flinders Range Wattle)

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Plant description

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This adaptable wattle features beautiful silvery weeping foliage with a great display of pale yellow flowers in spring. It is a medium to large shrub with longish, narrow leaves and it varies in the degree to which these weep, with some forms of the species being more pendulous than others. The seed pods also have an ornamental, silvery appearance when they are immature. Prune lightly after flowering and watch for borers in the trunk.

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: pale yellow
Flowering season: spring winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 6 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Pests

Borers

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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