A low growing or prostrate form of the Wyalong Wattle, Acacia cardiophylla ‘Gold Lace’ not only makes a great ground cover plant it is also a good feature plant.
Used in landscaping to cover retains walls and embankments it is also useful for covering large areas with an easy care flowering evergreen ground cover. Having a naturally dense growth habit this is a plant that will provide good habitat for small birds and other fauna.
Care and Planting
With its natural cascading habit,’Gold Lace’ is best planted on a mound, along a retaking wall or similar where its growth habit can be appreciated.
- Choose a sunny position and a well drained soil.
- Allow room for the plant to spread as it can reach 3 metres over time.
- Prepare the soil by weeding and adding a little well rotted compost.
- Plant and water in well.
- Provide additional water over the first summer during long dry periods.
- Fertilise with a light application of a low phosphate native plant fertiliser in late winter to spring.
- Botanical Name – Acacia cardiophylla ‘Gold Lace’
- Family – Fabaceae
- Common Names – Acacia cardiophylla ‘Gold Lace’
- Height – To around .5 metres
- Spread – To a width of 2 – 3 metres depending on conditions
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained Sandy loam to well drained loamy clay.
- Climate – Cool temperate to warm temperate.
- Flowers – Golden yellow
- Flowering Time – Late Winter to Spring
- Foliage – Evergreen and a mid to deep green.
- Frost tolerance – Medium to light frosts.
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.