• Home
  • |
  • Blog
  • |
  • Acacia glaucoptera: Clay Wattle Growing Guide

Acacia glaucoptera: Clay Wattle Growing Guide

Acacia glaucoptera Plant Features

Acacia glaucoptera commonly called known as clay wattle and flat leaf wattle, is a native to Western Australia. It is a small wattle with an unusual habit. This plant has long serrated foliage that is a dark greeny, bluey colour that intensifies to a dark red at the tips, so this plant looks quite attractive even when it’s not in flower.

More...

When Do Acacia glaucoptera Flower?

Clay wattle Acacia glaucoptera flowers over winter and has round yellow wattle type flowers that appear along the length of the long stems, so this plant will put on quite a display when at the height of its flowering.

I like Acacia glaucoptera not only because it is very drought tolerant but also because it is quite unusual in appearance and is rarely seen in gardens and nurseries. The other great feature of this spreading shrub little Acacia is that it has a fairly dense habit that only needs pruning if you want to control its size.

Where to Grow Clay Wattle?

Flat wattle should be grown in a well drained soil or a raised bed and planted in full sun or dappled shade. This plant also grows fairly quickly to about 1m, has a spreading habit and I reckon it’s pretty easy to grow. Acacia glaucoptera could also be pruned into a small informal hedge as well if desired.

Last Updated on January 28, 2024

Related Posts

Native wisteria flowers

Native Wisteria (Hardenbergia comptoniana) Growing Guide

Native Australian wisteria is a beautiful ornamental climber with twining ...

Thymus Coccineus Group, commonly known as Red Creeping Thyme

How to Grow Red Creeping Thyme in Australia

Creeping thyme is a broad collection of species including wild ...

Prostanthera incisa in Australia

Native Thyme (Prostanthera incisa) Growing Guide

Prostanthera incisa is commonly named as the cut-leaf mint bush, ...

Cymbopogon ambiguus, commonly konwn as Native Lemongrass

Cymbopogon ambiguus (Native Lemongrass) Growing Guide

Cymbopogon ambiguus is more commonly known as Australian lemon-scented grass ...

About the author 

AGT

Since 2007, our team of gardeners and gardening experts have contributed their knowledge to Aussie Green Thumb. We share with you everything you need to get your garden going and maintain it in tip top shape.

Whether your new to gardening or a seasoned gardener, our tips will help you bring your garden to it's full potential. From big backyards and farms to small spaces, balcony gardens and indoor plants. Let us help you grow a better garden!

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Stay Up To Date With Aussie Gardening Tips


Join our newsletter to receive helpful gardening tips specific to Australian gardens.

Featuring:

  • Seasonal gardening tips
  • Monthly gardening tasks for each Australian climate
  • Native plant of the month
  • A curated selection of helpful gardening articles
  • Exclusive promotions for Australian gardeners

Stay in the loop for valuable insights for a flourishing garden.

We promise to only send you helpful gardening emails and nothing more.