I have had my eye on this little dwarf form of Acacia for a few years now, it isn’t as common as some of the Acacia cognata dwarfs, which is one of the reasons it appeals to me. This is Acacia howittii ‘Honey Bun’ and it is an incredibly pretty and useful low shrub, suitable for low hedging and feature borders in the native garden.
Acacia howittii ‘Honey Bun’ enjoys a part shade position in an area with low humidity, it is frost tolerant and quick growing.
It is a lovely mounding shrub with lime green interesting foliage hanging all the way to the ground, it grows to about 1.2m by 1.2m and looks great planted amongst weeping grasses.
I have found in some positions in the garden this plant has thrived where other dwarf Acacias have not, it seems to require little moisture and dislikes over-head watering. However beware when growing on the NSW east coast as sometimes our summers can be too much a way around this is to plant in autumn and get it established before those summer rains.