Acacia genistifolia
Spreading Wattle

Uses: Ornamental feature plant in native landscapes or as back ground plants in larger mixed plantings. Can be used as a screen, barrier or informal hedge.
Suitable for areas of low maintenance and traffic due to its prickly foliage.
Attracts nectar eating birds and insects, bird habitat.
Note: Although this species is not classified under the Sewerage Act, it is recommended that it not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 1-3m
  • Spread 1-3m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Botanical Name Acacia genistifolia
  • Common Name Spreading Wattle
  • Origin ACT, Vic, NSW, Tas
  • Habit Open, Spreading
  • Landscape Footslopes, Hills, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Cream
  • Flowering Time Spring, Winter
  • Flower Type Globular
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Screen
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)