Acacia cognata ‘Mop Top’ – River Wattle

A low mounding dense shrub with aromatic foliage, plum-coloured new growth, and bright yellow perfumed flowers in spring, enticing small insect feeders such as wrens and thornbills to dart amongst the soft foliage. Create soft low hedging along pathways; plant in massed formation on banks or in wide garden beds where impact is required; use as dramatic accent container plant for courtyard or patio.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name: Mop Top
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1.2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Acacia cognata
Common Name : River Wattle
Height : 0.9
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects