Resilient adaptable wattle, with feathery delicate mimosa foliage and masses of iconic lemon-yellow powderpuff flowers in winter. It's perhaps the epitome of Aussie acacia, appearing in stamps, in song and in artworks; and like an Aussie backpacker, has travelled round the globe and made itself at home. Will grow happily anywhere, even frost locations - a little too happily sometimes, so use judgement when planting, especially in more rural locations. Check your local council advice on plants.
shrub in full flower image: Sydney Oats cropped to size.
DESCRIPTION: Fast-growing native wattle, forms a large shrub or small tree , taller and straighter in more open sunny locations. Grey feathery foliage in young and old growth alike; and from winter into spring abundant bright yellow flowers. Self-seeds, so do not plant near any natural bushlands or waterways, especially in areas with reliable rainfall. USE IN: Informal hedging, fast colour, feature shrub in native gardens. Reliable in dry gardens and areas of low rainfall (once established). Short living to 10 - 15 years. LOCATION: Plant in any well-drained soil in full sun. Frost-hardy, drought tolerant. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, and protect from frost while young. Responds well to pruning if you need to - use the branches for decor indoors; apply a slow release native fertiliser afterwards to promote healthy growth. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 8 m H x 5 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.
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