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Acacia pravissima

Acacia pravissima

Description: An evergreen shrub to small tree that looks fantastic in a smaller garden. This Acacia has a pendulous habit with the branches covered in unusual grey-green foliage which are in fact flattened leaves (Phyllodes). During late winter to early spring pleasantly fragrant, globular yellow flowers are borne.

Uses: Tolerates drought situations and is great for coastal gardens. Tolerant of full sun and sandy soils. Adapted to nutrient poor soils. Also deer tolerant.

Climate/ Position: This Acacia can withstand frost conditions (down to -1C) but is not fully hardy. Frost hardiness increases with age. Grow in full sun and shelter from prevailing winds.

Height / Spread: Moderate to fast growing to 3m up to 8m, spreading to 1 or 2m.

Soil Requirements: Well drained soils. Drought tolerant.

Pruning: Prune lightly after flowering.

Special Requirements: Ensure free draining and protected as noted above