Ovens Wattle
(Acacia pravissima)

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Acacia pravissima

Large shrub, open in habit with short branches. Evergreen phyllodes are triangular and grey-green in colour. Flowerheads are bright yellow, fragranced and spherical and are produced in late winter and spring. Roughly 3-8m high and 3-7m wide. Mainly found in New South Wales and Victoria. It can be used as a windbreak or for shelter. Pruning after flowering is necessary to keep a denser habit. It can tolerate long dry periods, withstands frosts and exposure to coastal conditions. Preferably planted in a full sun or part sun position, Ovens Wattle can also grow in dappled shade.

Type
Native
Size
Medium Trees & shrubs 3 - 7 metres
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Clay
Tolerances
Frost, Wind, Drought
Regions
Central Highlands Garden
Shade levels
Full sun, Sun/shade
Flowering seasons
Spring, Winter
Colours
Yellow, Green
Gardens
Central Highlands Garden