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Acacia glaucoptera/Clay Wattle, Queen Wattle, Wattle

Acacia glaucoptera / Acacia glaucoptera
An entanglement of stems and foliage just prior to flowering
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An entanglement of stems and foliage just prior to flowering

Close up view of flat leaves

Red coloring on new spring foliage

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Scientific Name: Acacia glaucoptera
Common Name: Clay Wattle, Queen Wattle, Wattle
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is usually a straggly shrub that produces stiff, flat,thorny foliage and small, yellow puffball-shaped flowers. New growth foliage has a reddish color. The shrub can tolerate very dry conditions.