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Myrtle Wattle

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Kevin Sparrow
Acacia myrtifolia

A fast growing rounded to erect shrub with red ribbed stems and broad thick shiny foliage often with thickened yellow edges. It has clusters of cream to yellow ball-shaped flowerheads massed along the branches from June to October. This shrub grows in sandy or clay well drained soil in full sun to semi-shade. 

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
1 - 2m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Winter
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA/Qld/Tas/WA

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