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Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze' (Cinnamon wattle 'Scarlet Blaze')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
5m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze'

Other names

Cinnamon wattle 'Scarlet Blaze'

Genus

Acacia Acacia

Variety or Cultivar

'Scarlet Blaze' _ 'Scarlet Blaze' is a tender, upright to weeping, evergreen shrub or small tree with narrowly elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and spherical, red flower heads in late winter and early spring.


Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Weeping

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Red in Spring; Red in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Does not respond well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze' (Cinnamon wattle 'Scarlet Blaze') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

In warm climates, grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to acid soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Drought tolerant but best with occasional watering in dry summers. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light. In growth, water freely and feed monthly; sparingly in winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze'

Other names

Cinnamon wattle 'Scarlet Blaze'

Genus

Acacia Acacia

Variety or Cultivar

'Scarlet Blaze' _ 'Scarlet Blaze' is a tender, upright to weeping, evergreen shrub or small tree with narrowly elliptic to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and spherical, red flower heads in late winter and early spring.

Native to

Australia

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Weeping

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Red in Spring; Red in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Does not respond well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze' (Cinnamon wattle 'Scarlet Blaze') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

In warm climates, grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to acid soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Drought tolerant but best with occasional watering in dry summers. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light. In growth, water freely and feed monthly; sparingly in winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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