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erosion control

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Acacia cultriformis 'cascade'

acacia 'cascade'

Prostrate form of Acacia cultriformis. A spreading groundcover often used to 'cascade' over walls or down banks. It has attractive grey foliage and bears abundant golden ball shaped flowers in spring.
originNSW, Qld.
cultural notesA hardy plant that is happiest in a well drained sunny position.
maintenancePrune as required to maintain shape.
toleratesTolerant of frost, drought and poor soils.
flowering seasonSpring.
flower colourThe flowers occur in small fluffy balls and are yellow-gold in colour. They are sweetly perfumed.
foliage colourSmall, triangular blue-grey phyllodes.
widthup to 3m
heightup to 0.2m
plant spacing Plant spacing is location dependent.
recommended usesMost often used to cascade down retaining walls or banks and in rockeries. Good for erosion control on disturbed sites. Improves soil due to its nitrogen fixing properties.

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