Acacia cognata ‘Copper Tips’ – River Wattle

This is a tall growing form of the River Wattle that has beautiful coppery new foliage that contrasts nicely with the masses of yellow flowers in spring. Use it as a very fast growing screen and feature plant that will have a useful life span somewhere between 5 and 10 years (maybe more in ideal conditions). Generally no pruning is needed due to the gracious weeping habit developed by mature plants.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name: Copper Tips
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia cognata
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 5
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds