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Ovens Wattle

Acacia pravissima

Pronunciation: a-KAY-see-uh prav-ISS-ee-muh
SKU #04975
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description A fast growing, low-branching, small evergreen tree from Australia with superb blue-green foliage displayed on a graceful, slightly weeping form. A flurry of soft yellow, honey-scented flowers covers the plant in late winter. Thrives in coastal conditions and quite drought tolerant when established.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Once established water deeply occasionally.
Blooms Late Winter to Early Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches 12 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas An exceptional plant for creating a large informal background or hedge, it's pendulous branching will provide wonderful texture. Spot into the landscape where a brilliant display of yellow will be welcome in late winter, when color is lacking in many landscapes. In our out of bloom, the foliage is prized for floral arrangements.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Dwarf Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Euryops (Euryops); Cordyline (Cordyline)
CARE
Care Very adaptable but prefers a well-drained, neutral or acidic soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
HISTORY
Lore The name Acacia comes from the Greek akis 'pointed object', referring to the thorny nature of a number of plants within this genus. Pravissima is derived from the Latin pravus 'crooked' or 'misshapen', in reference to the shape of the phyllodes which are the broadened leaf-like petioles that function like leaf blades.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.