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Acacia pravissima (Ovens Wattle)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Acacia pravissima - Cultivation Notes

This tender drought tolerant evergreen requires fertile well drained acid - neutral soil and a sheltered spot in full sun. Suitable for mild city or coastal planting. Restrict size by pruning hard annually and mulch in autumn / overwinter pots under glass

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Acacia pravissima:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Acacia pravissima

  • Invasive top growth
  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Acacia pravissima:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting

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View other shrubs with yellow flowers, or shrubs with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Akacia, Acacea, Akacea, Achacea

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