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Zigzag wattle
Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

Evergreen open shrub that produces a zig-zag shape. Weeping growth habit and bright yellow flowers in winter and spring. Popular for use in dried arrangements. Plant is drought-tolerant

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

        Buy plant when in bloom.

  • February
    • Buy

        Buy plant when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

    • Transplant

        Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy plant when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location

    • Fertilize

        Feed once in the spring with a well-balanced fertilizer.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    • Transplant

        Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy plant when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    • Transplant

        Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy plant when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant in a well-draining, full-sun location.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

    • Transplant

        Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

  • June
    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

  • July
    • Water

        Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

  • August
    • Water

        Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

  • September
    • Water

        Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

    • Prune

        Prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

  • October
    • Prune

        If not done in the prior month, prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

  • November
    • Prune

        If not done in the prior month, prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

  • December
    • Winter
      • Spring
        • Summer
          • Fall
            • Buy

              When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Buy plant when in bloom.

              • February

                Buy plant when in bloom.

              • March

                Buy plant when in bloom.

              • April

                Buy plant when in bloom.

              • May

                Buy plant when in bloom.

            • Plant

              When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

              •  Jan
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              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • February

                Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

              • March

                Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location

              • April

                Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location

              • May

                Plant in a well-draining, full-sun location.

            • Sow Seeds

              When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

              •  Jan
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              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Fertilize

                When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • March

                  Feed once in the spring with a well-balanced fertilizer.

              • Water

                Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • July

                  Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

                • August

                  Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

                • September

                  Water once every two weeks when the top 2 to 4 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering.

              • Prune

                When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • September

                  Prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

                • October

                  If not done in the prior month, prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

                • November

                  If not done in the prior month, prune out crossing branches and thin the shrub's interior, which will prevent branch die-back from inadequate light and help prevent wind damage. To prune as a shrub, remove the lead shoot. To prune as a tree, remove the branches at the bottom base of the plant.

              • Mulch

                Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Protect

                  When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Pest/Disease Inspection

                    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • March

                      Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

                    • April

                      Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

                    • May

                      Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

                    • June

                      Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

                    • July

                      Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

                    • August

                      Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

                    • September

                      Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

                    • October

                      Check for chlorosis, which is characterized by yellowing leaves and dark leaf veins. The condition indicates iron-deficiency.

                  • Treat for Pest/Disease

                    How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • March

                      Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

                    • April

                      Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

                    • May

                      Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

                    • June

                      Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

                    • July

                      Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

                    • August

                      Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

                    • September

                      Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

                    • October

                      Treat chlorosis by applying an iron chelate fertilizer, according to package directions.

                  • Transplant

                    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • February

                      Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

                    • March

                      Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

                    • April

                      Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

                    • May

                      Plant during a period of no rain in a well-draining, full-sun location.

                  • Propagate

                    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
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                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Harvest

                      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                      •  Aug
                      •  Sep
                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Special requirements

                        Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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