Snowy River Wattle
With masses of golden yellow flowers, Acacia boormanii is a versatile shrub. It grows well in poor soils and makes a good small screening tree.
Flowers that last well over a month add colour to the garden in winter months.
How to Grow Snowy River Wattle
In a sunny position and well-drained soil, this is an easy-care plant. It will grow in a little shade; however, flowering is best in full sun.
Best grown in an open position where it gets good airflow.
- Dig the soil over well to twice the diameter of the container.
- Add some well-rotted cow manure and aged compost.
- Plant at the same level the tree was in the container.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Water lightly in the first summer.
- Mulch around the tree to maintain a cool root run.
Propagation is from seed as well as from cuttings.
No fertiliser is required in good soils. You can use a little specialist native plant fertiliser (low phosphate) in poor soils if desired.
Pruning Snowy River Wattle
This is a tree that can be coppiced every 4 – 6 years. Simply prune it back to ground level and it will re-shoot.
- Botanical name – Acacia boormanii
- Common name – Snowy River Wattle
- Position – Full sun to a little shade
- Soil – Humus-rich, well-drained
- Height – To around 3 – 4m plus
- Spread – To around 2m plus
- Growth rate – Medium
- Flowers – Golden yellow, small and rounded
- Flowering time – Winter to spring
- Foliage – Green
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Medium