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Acacia spathulifolia 'Gold Carpet' (Wattle)

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Plant description

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Acacia 'Gold carpet has profuse golden-yellow flowers in late winter to spring on a low-growing shrub with interesting spoon-shaped foliage. This spectacular wattle grows to around a quarter of a metre high and a metre round, with a lovely shape. Use it as a feature groundcover to spill over walls and along borders or in a large pot so it can be moved to where you can enjoy the flowers. Give it a light trim after flowering. Great for coastal gardens. Grow in full sun to light shade.

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 winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.25 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects, birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus fertiliser.

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