With wonderful flowers in spring, the Ovens Valley Wattle also has interesting foliage and is easy care.
The flowers are fragrant and this small evergreen tree can be used as a feature in the garden border or planted as a hedge or windbreak.
It is the triangular shaped leaves, held close to the stem that ass extra interest to this small wattle.
Given a a sunny position and a well drained soil, Ovens Valley Wattle or Acacia pravissima is very easy care.
A dwarf form, as well as a prostrate form are also available. The prostrate form makes an interesting flowering ground cover plant.
Acacia pravissima ‘Bushwalk Baby’ is one of the prostrate forms reaching less than 70 cm in height.
Acacia pravissima nana ‘Golden Glow’ will reach only around 1.5 m in height, masses of flowers on a small shrub.
Pruning can involve tip pruning after flowering to maintain bushy habit. You can also do some formative pruning by training young plants to a single leader if required.
The method of propagation is usually from seed.
- Common Name – Ovens Valley Wattle.
- Botanical Name – Acacia pravissima.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Foliage – New foliage is rounded and a silvery blue.
- Flowers – Yellow.
- Flowering time – Winter to Spring.
- Growth Rate – Medium to Fast.
- Height – Dependant on climate to around 3 – 7 metres.
- Spread – Will form a crown of 3 – 7 metres.
- Frost tolerant – Yes, light frosts only.
- Drought tolerant – Once established.
- Cold Tolerant – Hardy.