Acacia pravissima – Ovens Wattle

Acacia pravissima grows to a large shrub or small tree, and has been known to grow in unusual shapes and forms, providing interest in the garden as well as delightful golden blooms from winter to spring. The flowers are lightly scented.
It can be used as a windbreak or for shelter also. Pruning after flowering is necessary to keep a denser habit.
It can tolerate long dry periods and also withstands frosts. It can also tolerate some exposure to coastal conditions. Preferably planted in a full sun or part sun position, Ovens Wattle can also grow in dappled shade. This species has been cultivated successfully in Oregon, USA and south-eastern UK.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 8
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia pravissima
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 8
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects