Acacia redolens, Trailing Acacia, Bank Catclaw

Acacia redolens

Trailing Acacia, Bank Catclaw
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFlood tolerant plant

Acacia redolens grows in full sun and is considered a large shrub, 5-10 ft tall. The yellow-orange flowers are an attraction for butterflies and hummingbirds. With proper care, plant can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11. For gardeners in cold regions, the trailing acacia can be grown in a pot and brought indoors in the winter. To keep it healthy through the winter months, Acacia redolens should be placed in a sunny window and watered regularly. With plenty of sun, proper water, and occasional fertilizer, Acacia redolens will thrive indoors.

The plant is native to Australia and can be planted in a variety of landscaping situations. Its interesting and attractive foliage, along with its ability to tolerate drought, flooding, and cold temperatures make it a worthy addition to any garden. For those looking for a low-growing shrub with attractive, orange and yellow flowers, this Acacia species is a great choice.

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