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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Myth Buster:Wattles rarely cause hayfever (it is mostly grasses)
Botanical Name:Acacia myrtifolia
2 synonyms:   Mimosa myrtifolia , Racosperma myrtifolium
Common Name:myrtle wattle
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk)
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 5-20 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. Australian Native Plants Society
  3. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  5. Australian Plant Society (NSW)
  6. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  7. Australian National Botanic Garden
  8. iNaturalist
  9. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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