Acacia ‘Limelight’ is a well-known dwarf Acacia cognata. Being one the first true compact cognata forms to hit the market over ten years ago it has stood the test of time. It remains today a very popular choice for gardens across Australia.
Bred by renowned native plant gurus in South Australia, Native Plant Wholesalers, ‘Limelight’ evolved from a vision to introduce Australians to more compact native varieties with outstanding garden performance. They certainly succeeded with ‘Limelight’ now the plant of choice for a range of applications.
You’ll find Native Plant Wholesalers behind many popular new varieties on the marketplace and their knowledge and expertise in breeding circles is well respected. Phillip and Jason who head the team are a wealth of knowledge in this sector of the industry and their award-winning wholesale nursery supplies many products across the southern states. They are often referred to as one of the industries ‘quiet achievers.’
You often see rows of ‘Limelight’ planted along drives and pathways, as it does so well to soften hard edges by lending its lush appearance to hard surfaces. It’s also stunning in large containers and ties in well with a wide variety of garden themes. You can use it to create contemporary looks, oriental-style themes or more rustic country styles.
Just hitting the market now is the latest offering from Native Plant Wholesalers. They have breathed new life into ‘Limelight’ and it is now available as a stunning grafted standard. Growing to approximately 1.2m in height these new stunners add a formal twist to the garden. For those seeking that touch of elegance but with the hardiness of a unique Australian native then this could well be the plant for you.
Looking great on either side of entrances and pathways or simply as a single garden feature, ‘Limelight’ standards certainly are a beautiful way to enjoy this Aussie favourite.