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Acacia pravissima

Ovens wattle

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Height3m to 7m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acacia pravissima (Ovens wattle). This is an evergreen arching shrub or small tree. It has copious racemes of golden yellow flowers that appear in the Spring. The bronze buds and gold-tipped foliage of silver-grey, triangular phyllodes are attractive through the winter.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

wedge-leaved wattle

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown as an ornamental.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Needs a sheltered position in full sun. Needs staking while it establishes.

Propagation

By seed (minimum germination temperature of 18C) or by semi-ripe cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, scale insects and mealy bug.

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