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Acacia acinacea Ruby Tips

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Acacia acinacea Ruby Tips Gold Dust Wattle,Gold Dust Wattle,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

Fast growing rounded, native shrub with masses of fluffy yellow wattle flowers in winter and spring. The new foliage tips are a red colour adding to the colour contrast. Popular for re-vegetation works, screening, nitrogen fixing and habitat and food source for birds. Grows up to 2m in height.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Verge, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers well drained soil, no good for waterlogged or salty sites. Prune to shape after flowering.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High