Acacia baileyana ‘Prostrate’ – Cootamundra Wattle

The prostrate form of Acacia baileyana has feathery silver-grey bipinnate foliage with masses of spherical flower heads 1 cm in diameter. It is an easy care plant, and the dense habit makes for even less maintenance as it deters weed growth. A great plant for embankments and as a general ground cover. It also looks great when grafted, as it forms a beautiful cascading form. Best in a sunny spot in a well drained soil, but can tolerate most soils. Waterwise and can take medium frost.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name: Prostrate
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia baileyana
Common Name : Cootamundra Wattle
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Other insects