Acacia pulchella – Prickly Moses Wattle

This species makes a lovely ornamental for the garden, as it flowers in abundance from winter through to mid-spring with golden yellow blooms. It is native to Western Australia, in the areas around Perth and Albany.
The prickly nature of this shrub means it is ideal as a barrier to shield areas from human and animal intrusion, and is a good nesting shrub for small birds. The spikes also mean that it should not be planted where it could do harm.
Well known in cultivation, it will grow in a range of soil and light conditions, from dappled shade to full sun. To encourage longer life in this Acacia, it is advised to prune after flowering.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia pulchella
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects