Acacia leprosa ‘Scarlet Blaze’ – Cinnamon Wattle

A red flower in the genus Acacia is a real novelty. The weeping habit of this medium shrub is also a very attractive feature. The ball-shaped flowers appear in spring, and attract attention wherever it is planted.
A good drought tolerant plant once it is established, it likes a well drained soil and will not do well in waterlogged areas. It also dislikes summer humidity, which can lead to a shorter life span for this stunning plant. Likes full sun to dappled shade. It is a useful sized large shrub to small tree, growing to around 5 metres tall.
The common name of cinnamon wattle comes from the scented leaves.

Scientific Name:Acacia leprosa
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Cinnamon wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:4 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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