Acacia brownii|Heath Wattle

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Small spreading semi-prostrate shrub.
Size (W x H)
0.5-1m x 1-2m
Stiff, narrow prickly foliage 8-25mm long, often distantly spaced. There is no broadening at the base (cf Acacia ulicifolia).
Single ball-shaped flowerheads along stems on slender stalks to 15mm long. Dark brown to black, slightly constricted pods 2-4cm x 3-5mm.
Flower colour
Golden yellow
Flower time
July to November
Growing conditions
Loam and sandy well drained soils which do not dry out, in heathy woodland and forests. Partial sun, dappled shade.
Commonly used for
Grow under established trees. Good floral display. Prickly nature can restrict movement to protect areas.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory