Oven's Wattle, Alpine Wattle, Winged Acacia

Acacia pravissima

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: pravissima (prav-ISS-ee-muh) (Info)



Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Grown for foliage


Foliage Color:

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


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USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Belfair, Washington

Shoreline, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 7, 2008, cazieman2 from Seattle, WA wrote:

Grows like a weed in Western WA. nice when they bloom, full of flowers! i think they look scragly the rest of the year.


On Mar 18, 2008, mulchpdx from Portland, OR wrote:

I am a new gardner in Portland, OR, and have had incredible success with this plant. I loved it so much I now have one in front garden and one in back. It grows super fast, and seems to have no problems. It is cold hardy, and seems bug resistant. It is pretty drought tolerant as well. It grows in the most amazing shapes, and I have been spotting them in other gardens around town, each one is so special looking.


On Mar 24, 2005, pete2255 from South East,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Flowers well in S E England and is hardy to at least -6 deg C. Forms a large untidy bush but can be pruned to shape after flowering. Massive amounts of flower just coming out on my plant in late March which is almond scented especially in sunny weather.


On Sep 25, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria,
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a popular Acacia in cultivation. It grows narurally in hilly country in North-East Victoria and New South Wales. It is a large shrub growing to nearly 4 metres. Like many Australian wattles, the true leaves are only present when the plant is very young. What passes for leaves are phyllodes, which are modified flattened leaf-stalks, usually flattened in the plane of the stem rather than at right-angles to it. The Ovens Wattle phyllodes are unusual, being almost triangular in shape, just 1 cm across. I have a shrub in my front garden which after some 10 years is 3 metres tall and is currently covered in golden-yellow flowers.