Acacia spectabilis – Mudgee Wattle

A very ornamental and fast growing wattle, with clear and bright golden yellow ball shaped flowers in spring and quite attractive when not in bloom. It can be a large shrub to small tree, with ferny soft foliage. It is best in free draining soils in a sunny spot, with regular moisture, and can grow a metre a year. Prune after flowering to shape to a shade tree or for a more bushy plant. Tolerates moderate frost and some shade.


Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Acacia spectabilis
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 6
Flower Color : Yellow, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds