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ACACIA retinodes

Commonly known as Swamp wattle, Wirilda

Narrow willow leaves, lime tolerant. Flowers intermittently all year
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Linear to narrowly lance-shaped, bluish-green leaves 10-20cm (4-8in) long.
  • Yellow
    Lemon-yellow.
  • Height
    4-8m (12-25ft)
  • Spread
    3-7m (10-22ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Spreading large shrub or small tree with slender, angular, often pendent stems. Produces spherical flowers 5mm (¼in) across in short, axillary racemes 2-4cm (¾-1½in) long
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site

ACACIA retinodes

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Blooms periodically throughout the year
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites under glass
    Place of origin
    Australia (South Australia,Victoria,Tasmania)
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Short, axillary racemes 2-4cm (¾-1½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Use loam-based (JI No. 3) compost in full light
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
Jan
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Dec
4-8m (12-25ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-7m (10-22ft)
 

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