Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’

(Little River Wattle)

By June 25, 2019
Acacia Cognata 'Cousin Itt'

About Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’

Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’ is a compact shrub prized for its blue-green grass-like foliage. It is densely packed with long, narrow, textured leaves that fare well against coastal winds and inland heat. Commonly known as Little River Wattle, this variety has a rounded growth habit reaching 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide on average.

Care and planting instructions

Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’ can be planted in any average well-draining soil and grows best in full sun to partial shade. Known as a low maintenance plant, this variety flourishes well with little attention and infrequent watering. But as with any plant, more watering will be required until the root system is established.

Landscape design ideas

Due to its mounding, grassy growth habit we suggest planting Little River Wattle on a hillside landscape or any coastal landscape. Another planting suggestion includes mass planting due to its low maintenance and evergreen qualities. It thrives in both hot climates as well as coastal temperatures making it an obvious choice for a Northern California landscape design.


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Botanical Name: Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt'

Common Name: Little River Wattle

Average Landscape Size: 2-3 feet tall x 4-6 feet wide

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Inconspicuous

Foliage Color: Blue - Green

Forms: Bush

Sizes: 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon

Special Features: Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Year-round Interest, Good For Container Or Ground Planting,