Acacia aculeatissima ‘Snake Wattle’

This is an easy care, low growing wattle, with fine foliage forming a dense groundcovering mat. It bears yellow ball flowers in late winter to early spring. It grows to around a metre wide, and from groundcovering to a metre tall. Great for coastal gardens, as well as being frost and drought tolerant. Suits full sun to lightly shaded spots. Good for most soil types as long as they are well drained. Prune lightly if needed to keep compact. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring.


Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name: Snake Wattle
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Acacia aculeatissima
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 1
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects