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of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Acacia myrtifolia|
|Common Name:||Myrtle Wattle , red stem wattle , red-stemmed wattle|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Sandy, Clay, Well Drained
|1-3 m x 1-2 m|
|Foliage:||Broad, thick shiny foliage often with thickened yellow edges, 5-20 cm x 5-25 mm.|
|Flowers:||Clusters of cream to yellow ball-shaped flowerheads, massed along branches in leaf axils. Narrow, erect, curved pods with thickened margins, 4-9 cm x 3-5 mm, July-October|
Fast growing rounded to erect shrub with red, ribbed stems. Provides fast colour in the garden while slower plants grow. About 5 years useful life span. Quick screen. Adaptable to most garden conditions. Pruning beneficial. Birds are attracted to the seeds and the insects it attracts.