Acacia myrtifolia|Myrtle Wattle

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Fast growing rounded to erect shrub with red, ribbed stems.
Size (W x H)
1-3m x 1-2m
Broad, thick shiny foliage often with thickened yellow edges, 5-20cm x 5-25mm.
Clusters of ball-shaped flowerheads, massed along branches in leaf axils. Narrow, erect, curved pods with thickened margins, 4-9cm x 3-5mm.
Flower colour
Cream to yellow
Flower time
July to October
Growing conditions
Sandy or clay well drained soils in heaths and scrubs of open forests. Full sun to semi shade.
Commonly used for
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.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory