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Photo of Acacia myrtifoliaAcacia myrtifolia

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.
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© Text derived from the Acacia sections of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd