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|
|Other Common Names:||Cinnamon wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|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|
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you. Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-