Acacia lanuginosa – Wattle

Recently changed to Acacia lanuginophylla, lanuginosa means ‘very woolly’, referring to the phyllodes of the plant that are covered in grey hairs. This Acacia is great for controlling soil erosion, and is also a good drought tolerant plant. It is quite suited to gravel soils and in general needs a well-drained soil.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia lanuginosa
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 2
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects