Robust resilient wattle that grows in any free-draining soil. Beautiful flowers, decorative seedpods, unusual slender foliage all contribute to an attractive garden plant - but it is so good at adapting it can naturalise where it is not wanted. Plant with caution if you garden near bushland.
Acacia iteaphylla - Flinders Range wattle, willow-leaf wattle
APPEARANCE : Native large shrub with weeping habit, very long slender leaves arranged alternately on the stems, and pale yellow pompom flowers in autumn-winter. Foliage colour is bluish-green, with pinkish tips on new growth. SA native species that has spread across the south of the country. USE FOR : Informal hedging, feature shrub, in native gardens. Flowers and decorative seedpods for flower arranging. PLANTING : Plant in any well-drained soil in full sun; in the wild it likes sandy rocky locations. Frost, drought and salt tolerant. CARE : Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, and protect from frost while young. In some locations it can naturalise, so check your local council lists and site with care near bushland. HEIGHT & WIDTH : 3 - 5 m H x 3 - 6 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. You can see an example in the image gallery