Golden Grass Wattle
Acacia applanata is commonly called the Golden Grass Wattle, a fascinating low-growing grass-like plant from Western Australia.
More of a grass-like shrub than a grass, it reaches around 0.5m in height and will spread to around 0.5 to 1m. It does not have leaves, but modified or flattened stems (phyllodes) act as leaves.
Found growing in the southwest of WA around Busselton and Albany, it is described as prostrate and weeping. It flowers from winter into spring with small golden balls held close to the stem.
Like many Acacia species, this is a plant with natural variation depending on where it is found.
How to Grow Golden Grass Wattle
- Best grown in a sunny position.
- A well-drained soil is essential.
- Not suited to areas with high humidity.
Landscaping Uses for Golden Grass Wattle
This evergreen plant can be used as a ground cover plant. It is suited to coastal conditions and is drought tolerant once established, attracting birds and insects to the garden.
Very useful for revegetation projects.