Acacia glaucoptera – Clay Wattle

An uncommon, spreading shrub with outstanding ornamental foliage. Acacia glaucoptera has red-tinged new growth and requires regular pruning to keep it looking its best and promote this new growth. It is quite tolerant of frosts (down to -7°C) and grows best in a position with part sun, though it will also grow in full sun or dappled shade.

Family : Fabaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia glaucoptera
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects