Acacia littorea – Wattle

The shark tooth wattle is a lovely Western Australian shrub, with interesting triangular leaves and a wonderful flower display in spring. The flowers are yellow and ball shaped, and the shrub is pungent. It is dense growing and attractive in habit. Naturally grows on sandy soils, so needs good drainage, and likes a sunny spot. Drought tolerant. Variable in height, from half a metre to three metres tall. Tolerates light frost, and a great shrub for coastal gardens.




Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia littorea
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 3
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects