Acacia restiacea – Wattle

The name ‘restiacea’ means rush-like, and describes the appearance of the branches on this Acacia. It is a dwarf shrub from southern WA that can be spreading or erect, pruning will encourage a bushier habit if desired. Produces ball shaped golden flowers in spring. The interesting slender branches would make this a great textural addition to the garden.
This Acacia can tolerate long periods of moisture or dryness, and needs part or full sun.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia restiacea
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 1
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds