Acacia howittii - sticky wattle
Tall native wattle, rare in the wild but popular for gardens as it grows in sun or shade, coastal or inland, frost or drought. It's a weeping shrub rather than a tree, and would make an elegant high privacy screen in native gardens - it doesn't mind a super-hard prune down to a metre or so. It even makes a great bonsai
We love sticky wattle for its adaptable easygoing nature
flowering image: Melburnian cropped to size.
Acacia howittii - sticky wattle, Howitt's wattleAPPEARANCE : Tall, fast-growing dense evergreen native wattle with long slender oval dark green leaves that grow with an attractive slightly weeping habit. Small cream to gold pompom flowers in spring evenly spaced along the branches.
USE FOR : Tall privacy screen, dense hedging, feature shrub in native gardens.
CLIMATE : Will come through a light frost
PLANTING : Plant in any soil in full sun or shade. Non-invasive roots.
CARE : Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, and protect from frost while young. Responds well to pruning but this limits the plant's weeping habit. Apply a slow release native fertiliser to promote healthy leaf and flower in the next flowering season.
HEIGHT & WIDTH : 7m H x 4m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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