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ACACIA retinodes

Commonly known as Swamp wattle, Wirilda

Narrow willow leaves, lime tolerant. Flowers intermittently all year
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 -
4-8m (12-25ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-7m (10-22ft)

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