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Australian native plants are as beautiful as they are versatile. Typically used when you want a low maintenance garden or landscape. In general, natives are very tough, hardy plants that can tolerate drought, frost and the heat of Australia's famous hot summers. For commercial and residential use they can be used in mass plantings, specimen plantings for borders, rockeries and roadsides and to attract native birds to your garden.

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Acacia acinacea Pot o Gold 2

1. Gold Dust Wattle   (Acacia acinacea)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Pot o'Gold'

A low dense spreading mounded shrub.  Soft rounded leaves on graceful stems which are covered in golden balls in spring and early summer.  A handsome landscape accent; plant along path edges for a soft mounded hedge effect, amongst bold rockwork, or in large containers for...
  ...learn more about the 'Pot o'Gold' variety

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2. Cootamundra Wattle   (Acacia baileyana)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Prostrate'

Acacia baileyana 'Prostrate' is a great ground covering dense plant, that has feathery silver-grey bipinnate foliage with masses of spherical flower heads 1 cm in diameter in winter. A great plant for embankments and as a general ground cover. Also worth considering as a weeping...
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3. Cootamundra Wattle   (Acacia baileyana)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Purpurea'

A lovely wattle, featuring masses of flowers in spring and great foliage colour. The feathery silver-grey bipinnate foliage featuring striking purple new growth for most of the year contrasts with masses of bright yellow spherical flower heads 1 cm in diameter. Grows to a maximum...
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4. Cootamundra wattle   (Acacia baileyana)

This is a very fast growing small tree with beautiful grey feathery foliage and bright yellow flowers in winter. The winter flowering is often so prolific that it hides the foliage. The colour and texture of the leaves is a year round feature. This species does...
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5. Wyalong wattle   (Acacia cardiophylla)

The feathery foliage coupled with bright yellow spring flowers and a relatively compact habit make this a wattle well worth planting in your garden. This popular shrub grows upright, and can vary from low growing to quite tall. This shrub has greyish green, finely divided heart-shaped...
  ...learn more about the Acacia cardiophylla

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6. River Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Bower Beauty'

Bower Beauty is a compact form of Acacia cognata that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round. It has graceful weeping foliage on a low and mounding shrub, and it is delightfully dense. New growth is bronze coloured, giving an added foliage bonus. Small ball-shaped flowers...
  ...learn more about the 'Bower Beauty' variety


7. River Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Curvaceous'

A compact variety of acacia cognata that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its graceful weeping foliage Pale yellow globular flowerheads appear singly or in pairs in the leaf axils in spring. This species is prone to root rot in humid climates....
  ...learn more about the 'Curvaceous' variety


8. River Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Fettuccini'

Acacia 'Fettuccini' is a compact form of A.cognata that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its rippled weeping foliage which gives a wavy appearance to the plant. It is a great easy care plant for low maintenance gardens. Small ball-shaped flowers are...
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9. River Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Green Mist'

A relatively compact form of A.cognata that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its graceful weeping foliage. Small ball-shaped flowers are a secondary pleasure when they appear in spring. Prone to root rot in humid climates, it is at its best in...
  ...learn more about the 'Green Mist' variety

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10. River Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Limelight'

Acacia cognata 'Limelight' makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its graceful weeping foliage. Small ball-shaped flowers are a secondary pleasure when they appear in spring. The plant will tolerate dry periods but will benefit from from some watering. For plants in tubs...
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11. River Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Mini Cog'

Acacia cognata 'Mini Cog' is a low growing wattle that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its graceful weeping foliage and dense bun shaped habit. It is not a prolific flowering shrub, but it is at its best as a hardy and reliable landscaping plant. Prone...
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Acacia cognata Mop top

12. River Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Mop Top'

A low mounding dense shrub with aromatic foliage, plum-coloured new growth, and bright yellow perfumed flowers in spring, enticing small insect feeders such as wrens and thornbills to dart amongst the soft foliage. Create soft low hedging along pathways; plant in massed formation on banks...
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13. River Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Waterfall'

A prostrate form of this very popular wattle that retains its foliage along the stem as it matures. The base from which the stems emerge will, over time, develop its own architectural character, adding to the intrigue of the plant. For dramatic impact, plant in...
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14. Wattle   (Acacia cognata)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Emerald Curl'

Acacia 'Emerald Curl' is a hardy and easy going large shrub, with attractive curling bright green foliage. Great for screening, for windbreaks and general landscaping. Grows up to five metres tall. Likes a sunny position to partial shade, cool to temperate climates. Tolerant of...
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15. Knife Blade Wattle   (Acacia cultriformis)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Cascade'

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...
  ...learn more about the 'Cascade' variety

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16. Flinders Range Wattle   (Acacia iteaphylla)

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...
  ...learn more about the Acacia iteaphylla


17. Cinnamon Wattle   (Acacia leprosa)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Scarlet Blaze'

Acacia 'Scarlet Blaze' is the famous red flowered wattle- a stand out in the normally yellow flowered Acacia family. The weeping habit of this medium shrub is also an attractive feature, and the leaves have a cinnamon fragrance when crushed. It is a hardy, low maintenance plant,...
  ...learn more about the 'Scarlet Blaze' variety


18. Wattle   (Acacia pravissima)
        Cultivar/variety: '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...
  ...learn more about the 'Bushwalk Baby' variety

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19. Wattle   (Acacia spathulifolia)
        Cultivar/variety: 'Gold Carpet'

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...
  ...learn more about the 'Gold Carpet' variety

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20. Hairy Wattle   (Acacia vestita)

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...
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