Plant of the Month – Acacia Sophorae – Coastal Wattle

Cooloola City Farm Plant of the Month - Acacia sophorae, commonly known as coastal wattle

Acacia sophorae, commonly known as coastal wattle, is found in coastal and subcoastal south-eastern Australia.  A prostrate to medium shrub to 2-3 m. Along with Acacia fimbriata, the seeds can be eaten either green, roasted, steamed and ground. An evergreen shrub it flowers from February to May.  The leaves are generally oval shaped phyllodes.

An interesting aspect of acacias is their foliage. The majority have phyllodes, rather than leaves. Phyllodes are flattened stalks that have adapted to look and act like leaves.

It is suitable for use as a hedge if pruned a little each year to maintain a bushy habit.  It can be used In a coastal garden to attract butterflies, bees and birds and is salt tolerant.

Free trees for your Rates Notice can still be collected till the end of May but only with your Rates Notice from September 2021

We have a very informative little booklet for sale at the Nursery that was put out by Cooloola Coastcare in conjunction with Wild/flower Women. Cost: $5

Cooloola City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre at 17 Amity Place off Tin Can Bay Road.

Opening Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays   8am-3.00pm.               

Cash or EFTPOS acceptable

Phone:    (07) 5486-2304

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