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Acacia sophorea

Genus Species: Acacia sophorea

Common / Product Name: Coastal Wattle

Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS) and MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)

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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

Evergreen: Yes

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.

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