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Acacia pravissima 'Bushwalk Baby' (Wattle)

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Plant description

acacia pravissima bushwalk baby

Acacia 'Bushwalk baby' is a delightful low growing wattle with small wedge shaped grey leaves and yellow ball-like flowers in spring. It is perfect for rockeries or gracefully spilling out of a tub, hanging basket or over a retaining wall. Even when it is not in flower, the grey foliage is attractive. Just give it a light trim after flowering has finished to keep it tidy. Tolerant of both frost and drought. Spreads to around a metre and a half wide, and the dense foliage will deter weed growth around it. Mulch while it is establishing. Prefers a well drained soil. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring.

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: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus.

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