Genus Species: Acacia sophorea
Common / Product Name: Coastal Wattle
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS) and MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: Prostrate 2 – 3m x 1.5 – 2m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Late Winter / ends: Early Spring
Flower Colour: Yellow
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods once established. As a genus Acacia’s survive well with frost.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures for short periods over the summer months.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.