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Acacia neriifolia

Oleander wattle

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Acacia neriifolia (Oleander wattle). This species is from the woodlands of Eastern Australia. It is a tall tree or a small shrub. It has an upright open habit producing golden yellow flower-heads and narrow straight greyish phyllodes.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Eastern Australia

Interest and use

Tiny flowers composed of massed stamens, and for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH4.5 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They require full sun and well-drained soil. Under glass, use a loam-based potting compost with full light. Outside, moderate fertile soil and full sun.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in the spring. Soak them in warm water until swollen first. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, scale insects and mealy bug.

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