Acacia macradenia – Zig Zag Wattle

A winter flowering wattle, Acacia macradenia is an attractive medium shrub with bright yellow flowers and zig-zagged branchlets, giving it an interesting architectural form.
This wattle is a hardy plant that will grow particularly well in warm dry areas, although it has been successfully cultivated in southern areas as far as Melbourne, but it will need a warm place. It is somewhat tolerant of frosts, however harsh winters in inland and southern areas can kill the plant. Grows best in a well-drained soil in sunny or lightly shaded positions.
Best grown away from native bushland because it does pose a risk of becoming a weed outside of its native range (inland southern and central Queensland).

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Weed potential
Scientific Name: Acacia macradenia
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 4
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects