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Acacia merinthophora

Zigzag Wattle

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Acacia merinthophora
Principal Common Name Zigzag Wattle
Common Name(s)
Description An open shrub reaching 9 to 12 feet tall with a weeping habit and the stems of the branches change direction at the points where the phyllodes(leaves) occur. Short, rod-shaped flower clusters are produced in the phyllode axils in early winter to early spring. They are bright yellow in color and are followed by slender, curved seed pods.
General Comments Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
Nativity Australia
Height Range 8 - 12 FT
Spread Range 8 - 12 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Fine : Thin : Thread-like
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Winter
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Cut Flower : Dried Flower : Drought tolerant : Flower : Form : Rare or Unusual

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