A dense spreading acacia shrub able to tolerate drought, wind, salt and moderate frosts. Seeds are edible and best tasting after being roasted or steamed in their pods.
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Availability date: 19/02/2013
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Boobialla, Boobyalla, Golden Wattle
The Coastal Wattle naturally inhabits coastal heaths and headlands in Tassie, SA, Vic, NSW and QLd.
A dense spreading shrub which loves full sun and grows 2-5m in height and width. Drought, wind, salt and moderately frost tolerant this acacia will grow in front line coastal conditions. Golden rods of flowers appear in winter and spring with seed pods ripening in summer.
Seeds are best tasting after being roasted or steamed in their pods in an oven. This acacia is very hardy and fast growing, a pioneer in stabalising soil and protecting younger plants as they establish. Being a legume the root zone of this plant can fix nitrogen if slashed, further regenerating the soil if needed.
Attracts butterflies - nectar in the flowers provides a food source for butterflies
|Size||Medium shrub (1-3m)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|