Myrtle Wattle, Red-stem Wattle
Description: Rounded shrub varying in height from 1-2.5 m with compact growth. Elliptical phyllodes, dark green, 2-5 cm long on reddish stems. Cream-coloured ball-shaped flowers appear in spring.
Distribution: WA, Qld., NSW, Vic., Tas., SA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Hardy species suitable for road batters in areas of good rainfall.
Special horticultural attributes:
- Suitable for areas of low maintenence (eg. road batters).
- Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )