3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Flowering Period: January – April
- Hardiness: May need winter protection
- Eventual Height: 8m
- Eventual Spread: 3m
Acacia Pravissima, originally from New South Wales Australia and also known as the ‘Ovens Wattle’ or Mimosa plant, is a loosely branched evergreen large shrub or small tree, becoming semi-weeping when mature, the pendant-like branches have unusual triangular shaped evergreen grey – green leaves or phyllodes. Globular, yellow sweetly fragrant racemes of flowers are formed during the Winter, but only fully open in the Spring. The brilliance and the scented flowers act as a magnet to the honey bee’s and other insects.
Looking After Your Acacia Pravissima
Acacia Pravissima prefers a sunny sheltered position in the garden away from any cold, drying winds in Winter, ideally suited to coastal and town gardens. Generally maintenance free the Acacia requires very little in the way of pruning, but any shaping or removal of damaged branches is best done after flowering. Plant in a light, sandy, moist, but free draining soil.