Plant name: Red leaved wattle
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD.
Cultural notes: Very hardy, a good pioneer species for disturbed sites. Adaptable to most soils, prefers a sunny position.
Maintenance: Little or no maintainence required. Can be pruned after flowering to maintain shape.
Tolerates: Tolerant of frost, drought, temporary innundation.
Flowering season: Late Winter and Spring.
Flower colour: Golden yellow ball shaped flowers occuring in clusters. The fruit are brown pods.
Foliage colour: Narrow leathery phyllodes are green to blue-green and up to 20cm in length. Juvenile foliage is bipinnate and can often be seen on mature plants.
Width: up to 3m
Height: up to 9m
Plant spacing: 200cm apart
Recommended uses: Useful for situations where little or no maintainence is possible i.e. roadsides and median strips. Improves soil by fixing nitrogen. Bird and insect attractant.
Description: A bushy shrub or small tree with deep red, angular stems and reddish foliage in winter. Bright yellow ball shaped flowers occuring in clusters.