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Acacia rubida


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Acacia
                        Specie: Acacia rubida

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10-30 ft (3-9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Red foliage in winter, narrow phyllodes with juvenile bipinnate leaves retained; yellow globular flowers late winter-spring

Uses: Soil binder Dry gardens

Zones: 8-10

Description: Widely distributed in eastern Australia, this bushy shrub or small tree reaching 10?30 ft (3?9 m) high has deep red angular stems and reddish foliage in winter. It has narrow leathery phyllodes to 8 in (20 cm) long. Sometimes the bipinnate juvenile leaves

Growth Habit: Erect with angular branches

Comments: Very hardy plant; not often seen in cultivation

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