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Acacia cognata Mop Top

Botanical Name: Acacia cognata Mop Top
Common Names: Bower Wattle, River Wattle,Bower Wattle, River Wattle,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Horizontal Branching, Rounded, Shrub Like, Spreading

Bring the butterflies and bees to your garden with this pretty low mounding shrub. You’ll love the softness it brings to your garden and delicate aroma. With plum-coloured new growth and lemon ball flowers in spring, this one is sure to please out in the garden, in a pot or weeping in a hanging basket.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Costal Garden, Feature, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Plant in moist, well drained soil and apply an organic mulch. Fertilise with a native specific fertiliser low P required at around 3%. Prune to form shape after flowering. Images and Information courtesy of Austraflora.

Plant Care
Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Purple
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High