One of the more unusual Acacias, and an interesting species, Acacia willdenowiana is commonly known as Wattle Grass. Although it does look a little like grass, the plant itself does form a woody base over time and is certainly not a species suitable for foot traffic.
It gets the common name from the modified leaves that do appear grass like. With a natural low growing habit, this little plant will flower with typical yellow wattle like balls in winter to spring.
This is a species that is best grown in an open position in full sun, and in a well drained soil. It makes an interesting addition to a native garden planting, or as a feature in the general garden border.
When planting consider mounding up, the soil to improve drainage in wet soils.
Generally not required
- Botanical Name – Acacia willdenowiana
- Common Name – Wattle Grass
- Position – Sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around .5 metres.
- Spread – To around .5 metres.
- Flowers – Small yellow balls.
- Flowering Time – Winter into Spring
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes.
- Drought tolerant – Yes
This is an Acacia species that is rarely offered for sale. It can be propagated from seed, also difficult to find.