Acacia Drummondii drummondii is a beautiful little shrub to some 80 cm that has masses of bright yellow flowers in the Spring. The foliage is a grey-green and the blooms are a spray up to several inches long. As with many acacia it is attractive to pollenating birds and makes an attractive cut flower and has an attractive fragrance. It makes an attractive patio or small garden plant. Best in areas with low humidity.
Scientific Name: ACACIA drummondii ssp candolleana
Common Name: Dwarf Wattle
Height: Up to 1 m(3')
Description: A beautiful small shrub.
Flowers: Masses of bright yellow elongated flowers amongst small elegant grey-green leaves. A superb plant to light up a garden in the Winter through to Spring. Excellent cut flowers.
Soil: Will adapt to almost any soil type. Ensure good drainage.
Aspects: Prefers part shade to full sun
Growing: Easy to grow from seed. Soak seeds overnight in a cup of hot (not boiling) water with Wildflower Seed Starter Granules added. Drain water, select swollen seeds for sowing, soak any unswollen seeds again. Fill a pot with moist sandy soil, wet thoroughly and compress. Sow seeds thinly on top of soil, cover with a thin layer of soil. It is beneficial to add a light amount of Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface.
Landscape: Suitable for open garden, rockeries, large pots or tubs.
Cultivation: Keep soil moist. Place pot in a warm, shady position. Cover pot with clear polythene until germination commences. Germination takes 14-35 days.Once seedlings appear they can be thinned out.Transplant when 5cm (2") high, disturbing roots as little as possible. Water in well and water regularly until established, then occasionally in dry weather. Protect against snails.
Seed Starter Required: Recommended