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Water Wattle, Everblooming Acacia
Scientific Name: Acacia retinodes Schldl.
Synonym: Acacia provincialis, Acacia retinoides, Acacia floribunda
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9,13-24
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia (coastal South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria)

Growth Habits: Shrub or small tree; nearly straight, linear-lanceolate, light green or glaucous, phyllodes, 3 to 8 inches long (8-20 cm), 0.2 to 0.6 inch wide (5-15 mm) with gland near base

Watering Needs: Low water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits:
Pale yellow, globose, flowerheads, 0.25 inch in diameter (6 mm), in branched racemes shorter than phyllodes. The everblooming Acacia blooms principally in mid-spring, but also blooms at various other times.

Fruiting Habits:
Seed pod narrow, 2 to 8 inches long (5-20 cm), slightly constricted between the seeds.

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