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Desert Carpet (TM), Prostrate Acacia
Scientific Name: Acacia redolens Maslin
Synonym: Acacia ongerup
Family: Fabaceae
Desert Carpet (TM), Prostrate Acacia (Acacia redolens)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 8b-11

Heat Tolerance: Needs regular water in the low deserts in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Western Australia

Growth Habits: The form grown in the USA is a prostrate shrub, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 12 feet wide (3.6 m), some other forms can reach 6 feet tall (1.8 m); leathery, gray-green phyllodes

Watering Needs: Little water, deep watering every month in summer, needs well-drained soil, tolerates high alkalinity and saline soils

Propagation: Seeds or cuttings

This Acacia is variable, being found in the wild mostly as a mounding shrub. In cultivation in the USA, it is found as a prostrate form useful as a groundcover.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow puff balls in spring.

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