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Gardening with
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
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.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council 
  3. Australian Plant Society (NSW) 
  4. Australian Native Plants Society 
  5. Australian National Botanic Garden 
  6. iNaturalist 
  7. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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