But also, if there's a window of opportunity for me to go out and weed for a few hours, that would be nice. Oh dear no, not a pot. Acacia are beautiful flowering trees that can enhance the aesthetic of any home or garden. Bushy branches are dense with foliage, yet remain compact in heighth and width. Well, this makes me feel better! They enjoy running their hands through the leaves of the more established plants. I feel as if it has barely grown since we moved - doesn't like the wind I guess. Yes, roses can be lollipops on bare sticks, yet I am grateful for them. Hopefully these two new plants will do as well. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Multi-branched dense weeping low-growing shrub. It's December. This is one of Pammy's plants and so I'm under strict instructions to go get another one. That 'Golden Full Moon' maple has striking foliage as well. Little River Wattle (Acacia cognata Cousin Itt) - Garden.org New and Unread Tree-Mails All images and content © copyright 2012-2018 by Kris Peterson, Late to the Garden Party. Foliage is bright yellow-green. Best wishes for success with yours! I really love these plants! Perfect for containers or massing in borders. Why? I've seen many 'Itt's for sale and they are always tempting, but after killing several my heart just isn't in killing any more of them. Why are you blooming, daylily? No plant is perfect. Variety or Cultivar 'Mini Cog' _ 'Mini Cog' is a compact, dense, mound-forming, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with weeping branches bearing linear, bright green leaves and clusters of spherical, pale yellow flower heads in spring. Hi Moi!I recently heard from a long-time nursery pro that the trick is to make sure the plant has a robust large root system before planting in the ground. Bl. Oh no! Other than hostas (which I LOVE and have purchased almost a dozen different varieties in my shopping spree) and succulents, I have to purposefully seek out more foliage plants to fill in the gaps. Grasses add movement that few other plants can match. Powered by, All material © 2012-2019 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party, In a Vase on Monday: From Spicy Hot to Serenely Cool, Eliza Waters | My Own Paradise: Life on Seven and a Half Acres, Discovering Old Garden Books - Beverly Nichols, November hikes to inkspot and lady's hand, Pre-Lockdown Visit to the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Japanese maple puts on another excellent show, Plant of the Week: Saponaria x lempergii 'Max Frei', Heat Stress Solutions for Landscape Plants, Blogging break from the Serendipity Garden. Acacia cognata - River Wattle, Bower Wattle Cousin Itt is a low-growing, mounding variety of River Wattle with bright green, narrow drooping leaves and pale yellow puffy flowers in spring. Loree Bohl and Lance Wright, both bloggers up here, are fellow partners in horticultural crime. It wasn't old age I don't think. I enjoy receiving your comments and suggestions! Today Acacia wood is still used in some countries to make furniture and tools. Exotic Kalanchoe beharensis failed in an oven-hot spot out front. The juxtaposition of Cousin Itt with the Aeoniums is striking. Not everything dies despite my poor care. Best wishes for luck with this gorgeous but not-easy plant! I particularly love all your succulents. We are expecting rain here tomorrow. Don't you wish you lived in the Camelot Guinevere (Vanessa Redgrave) sang of where it rained only overnight? Acacia iteaphylla, Zones 8–11. As always your garden is lovely. How frustrating. I don't think you did anything wrong or neglected Cousin Itt dear Hoover, Acacias are renowned for dying for no reason. About Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’ Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’ is a compact shrub prized for its blue-green grass-like foliage. Thank you for your understanding on this matter. 'Mini Cor' is the Australian name; here in the US it is being marketed as 'Cousin Itt'. Made me want to scream. Grevillea 'Superb' blooms so constantly I often ignore it, its usual cloud of honeybees, and the hummingbird battles that take place about it. Fun post. Acacia cognata Cousin Itt ['ACCOG01'] - (Little River Wattle) - A low-growing, mounding form of the River Wattle, Acacia cognata, with tight growth to 2 to 3 feet tall by 6 to 12+ feet wide with green very narrow 1-2 inch long leaves (phyllodes) that are slightly resinous and held out horizontally or slightly pendulous from the branches. Looks great in containers but may require a bit more water. The Stipa would take over if I didn't keep a close eye on it. It's frustrating when a plant dies due to something you did or did not do, and equally frustrating when they die for no apparent reason. See more ideas about australian native garden, australian native plants, australian plants. Creamy yellow flower clusters appear in winter and spring. I think they will do much better for you there by the sea by the sea. Acacia cognata 'ACCOG01' PP #25,133. I have three 'Cousin Itt', planted in a large shallow bowl from 4-inch pots, and they haven't grown much. Thanks L2G! 'Mini Cog' or Little River Wattle), even though it could be said that the plant has already received more than its fair share of attention in other blogs as well as my own. You can't fail with succulents here, Chloris! Toxicity For dogs, those wonderful creatures... For December roses, with their richer color and their longer life in this month's cool weather. She loves this plant, so do I, and it's a bit of a mystery why it has … ‘Cousin Itt’ will suffer some foliar burn when temperatures reach 25 degrees Fahrenheit, but this actually serves as a beneficial sort of natural pruning. USDA Zone? I've killed it couple times. Little River Wattle Otherwise what's the point? I think I watered it once, maybe. Maybe I won't try 'Cousin Itt' again, for Itt's own sake. I lost one Japanese maple I planted in a natural wind tunnel area, Diana. The purple tips of the foliage and the leaves’ tenderness add a lot of textural softness to the garden. I noticed less foliage last year and this year the coverage is sparse. Plant with Blue Italian Cypress Characteristics Landscape Size: 2'-3' tall, 4'-6' width Light Requirement: Full Sun or … Unlike Acer palmatum, it's not considered suitable for my Sunset zone 23/24 but it's doing okay so far. I’ve finally stopped even trying to keep an Acacia 'Cousin Itt' alive (in a pot, only for the season, it doesn’t matter). At least I'm not a total failure. I so envy your ability to grow aeoniums in the garden. The Garden Factory Inc. Plants Toxic to Dogs & Cats Common Name Other Common Name Botanical Name Toxic to Toxic to What's Toxic? Would it be possible to come by a see your garden. An attractive low-growing, mounding form of Acacia cognata, 'Cousin Itt' has slightly arching branches and very narrow, light green leaves that create a lush, dense shrub. But of course all this depends on rainfall too. I'm sorry to hear about your 'Sango Kaku', Eliza. I love that tree, and will be sad to see it go. I love that Mexican Feather Grass too. I do enjoyed y seeing yours though... Too much rain for 'Cousin Itt' up your way perhaps, Loree. I put Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt' out of its misery. 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