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Acacia vestita (Hairy Wattle)

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Helpful articles

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Five best grasses for Australian lawns. Description of the 5 best grasses for Australian lawns - including native grasses.

Combating too much rain - 8 top tips
. Tips for the gardener on how to cope with lots of rain.

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Plant description

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The weeping greyish foliage coupled with a manageable size and brilliant spring displays of golden yellow flowers have made this a very popular wattle in cultivation. It forms a medium to tall shrub with very dense foliage that makes it an excellent screening plant or low windbreak. A light trim after flowering and a handful of low phosphorus fertiliser will ensure a magnificent display the following season.

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: Golden yellow
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 3 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 and seed feeding birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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