Acacia fulva – Velvet Wattle

The Velvet or Soft Wattle, so named for its velvety young leaf tips and seed pods, grows to a beautiful small tree that will provide flowers through autumn and winter. Great as a shelter tree around farms and in parks, it will need extra water in periods of dryness, but is reasonably tolerant of cold. A rare wattle from Gloucester to Mt Yengo in NSW.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree, Large shrub
Width : 8
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia fulva
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 15
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects