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Photo of Acacia rubidaAcacia rubida

Red-stemmed Wattle

Description: Large, erect shrub, sometimes reaching tree proportions. Falcate phyllodes to 10 cm. Pinnate leaves often seen dotted over the shrub. Yellow flowers in spring.
Distribution: Vic., ACT, NSW, Qld.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Very hardy. Has been used successfully for hydroseeding road batters.
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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