Acacia leprosa ‘Scarlet Blaze’ – Cinnamon Wattle

A red flower in the genus Acacia is a real novelty. The weeping habit of this medium shrub is also a very attractive feature. The ball-shaped flowers appear in spring, and attract attention wherever it is planted.
A good drought tolerant plant once it is established, it likes a well drained soil and will not do well in waterlogged areas. It also dislikes summer humidity, which can lead to a shorter life span for this stunning plant. Likes full sun to dappled shade. It is a useful sized large shrub to small tree, growing to around 5 metres tall.
The common name of cinnamon wattle comes from the scented leaves.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name: Scarlet Blaze
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 2.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Acacia leprosa
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects