It is the time of year when our beautiful bush becomes even more stunning with many of the Acacia species flowering, none is more stunning than the Fringed Wattle.
Acacia Fimbriata, also known as the Fringed Wattle, is part of the family Fabaceae and subfamily Mimosoideae. Its vibrant yellow flowers are a wonderful sight in almost any setting. In the garden it likes a sunny area but will tolerate most conditions and is frost hardy. It is a great screening plant but can also be made into a hedge. It can be used to help feed your other garden plants as it is a nitrogen fixer. This Acacia fimbriata responds well to pruning to keep the tree tidy compact and flowering profusely.
It grows naturally from Queensland to around Bega in NSW and can be found in open eucalypt woodlands and forests on hillsides, preferring well drained, moist sandy loams.
Try it in a pot
Fringed Wattle does well in pots. Be sure to keep it in a sunny spot on a balcony or backyard. Use a high-quality potting mix without fillers or additives and add your own plant food for the highest success.
Opportunity for a free swap - weed for native
Have you been enjoying the yellow flowers of the weed Winter Senna (Senna pendula) in your garden? Time to take this invasive weed from your garden and replace it with the native Fringed Wattle.
Landcare community nursery weed swap program provides a solution! Bring this brochure and photo evidence of the removal of the Winter Senna to the nursery to receive a free Fringed Wattle plant.