Cultivation Notes

Dwarf Wattle

Scientific Name: ACACIA drummondii ssp candolleana

Common Name: Dwarf Wattle

Alternative Common Name: Drummond’s Dwarf Wattle

Family: Mimosaceae

Height: Up to 1 m(3′)

Width: Up to 1m (3′)

Description: A beautiful small shrub to light up a garden in the Winter through to Spring.

Flowers: Masses of bright yellow elongated flowers amongst small elegant grey-green leaves. Excellent cut flowers.

Soil: Will adapt to almost any well-draines soil type.

Aspects: Prefers part shade to full sun.


Growing: Easy to grow from seed. Soak seeds overnight in a cup of hot (not boiling) water with Wildflower Seed Starter Granules added. Drain water, select swollen seeds for sowing, soak any unswollen seeds again. Fill a pot with moist sandy soil, wet thoroughly and compress. Sow seeds thinly on top of soil, cover with a thin layer of soil. It is beneficial to add a light amount of Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface.

Landscape: Suitable for open garden, rockeries, large pots or tubs.

Cultivation: Keep soil moist. Place pot in a warm, shady position. Cover pot with clear polythene until germination commences. Germination takes 14-35 days.Once seedlings appear they can be thinned out.Transplant when 5cm (2″) high, disturbing roots as little as possible. Water in well and water regularly until established, then occasionally in dry weather. Protect against snails.

Seed Starter Required: Recommended.