140mm Acacia Scarlet Blaze - Acacia leprosa

I/N: 3622024
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Product Description

Selected as Victoria’s Centenary of Federation floral emblem in 2001, Acacia 'Scarlet Blaze' is a unique ornamental form of Cinnamon Wattle. This common name reflects the lovely fragrance released when the leaves are crushed during warm weather. ‘Scarlet Blaze’ was a chance discovery made by bushwalkers in the Black Range State Forest, north east of Melbourne back in 1995. From one mutant seedling, the selection was adopted and successfully propagated by the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, with the objective of conserving this important native finding. When in bloom 'Scarlet Blaze' rewards with a bright display of striking blood-red flowers. The parent plant in the bush has long since perished but the two original cuttings of 'Scarlet Blaze' have gone on to produce every plant in existence, and which are now spread across the country in home gardens, public parks and gardens and botanical collections. Grow a piece of botanical and Victorian history - grow an Acacia ‘Scarlet Blaze’!

Select a position in full sun to dappled shade in a well drained, moist soil. A hardy plant, it will tolerate frost and short periods of dryness although occasional deep watering is recommended through extended periods of drought. No pruning generally required.

  • Looks great in native, exotic or oriental style garden designs
  • Frost tolerant and hardy
  • Interesting container specimen and conversation point
  • General garden use
  • A perfect gift - take home a piece of history

Product Details

Material
Plant
Product Dimensions (mm)
W:140 H:200 L:140
Common Name
Acacia ‘Scarlet Blaze’
Botanical Name
Acacia leprosa ‘Scarlet Blaze’
Pot Size (mm)
140
Fully Grown Height (please specify m or cm)
4-5m
Fully Grown Width (please specify m or cm)
3m
Full Sun Position
Yes
Part Shade Position
Yes
Shaded Position
No
Sheltered location
No
Drought Tolerant
Yes
Suitable for Hedges
Yes
Suitable for Pots
Yes
Suitable for Hanging Baskets
No
Suitable for Garden Beds
Yes
Planting Tips
Select a position in full sun to dappled shade in a well drained, moist soil.
Produces Flowers
Yes
Flower Colour
Blood Red
Recommended Planting Months Vic
All Year
Recommended Planting Months NSW
All Year
Recommended Planting Months Qld
All Year
Recommended Planting Months SA
All Year
Recommended Planting Months NT
All Year
Recommended Planting Months WA
All Year
Recommended Planting Months Tas
All Year
Recommended Planting Months ACT
All Year
Flowering Months Vic
Jul, Aug, Sep
Flowering Months NSW
Jul, Aug, Sep
Flowering Months Qld
Jul, Aug, Sep
Flowering Months SA
Jul, Aug, Sep
Flowering Months NT
Jul, Aug, Sep
Flowering Months WA
Jul, Aug, Sep
Flowering Months ACT
Jul, Aug, Sep
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