Coastal Wattle

Shrub to 2m, 3m Wide


Dense, rambling shrub with yellow flower spikes to 3cm long, in Winter to Spring.

Attracts bees and birds.
Grows naturally on the fore-dunes and high dunes.
Excellent for beach erosion control, and as a wind break for strong ocean breezes.

Dense to the ground.

Natural Habitat: Fore dunes, high dunes

Aspect: Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Soil/Conditions: Sandy, well drained

Special Features:
• Long lasting flowers
• Excellent screening plant
• Tolerates salt spray

Garden Styles:

  • Native Coastal
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Cottage Garden

Extra information:

Australian National Botanic garden – Aboriginal Plant Use Trail

Acacia sophorae (Coast Wattle)

The Tasmanians ate the green seed and pods of the Coast Wattle, Acacia sophorae