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Acacia myrtifolia

Genus Species: Acacia myrtifolia

Common / Product Name: Myrtle Wattle

Habit: LARGE SHRUB (LS)

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Height x Width: 1.5 – 2m x 1 – 1.5m

Pruning: None Light

Frost Tolerance: High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable

Coastal Tolerance: Medium

Drought Tolerance: High

Origin: Australian Plant

Evergreen: Yes

Flowering: starts: Winter / ends: Spring

Flower Colour: Yellow

Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods once established. As a genus Acacia’s survive well with frost.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures for short periods over the summer months.

Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.

Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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