Acacia retinoides, commonly known as Wirilda or Swamp/Water Wattle, is a fast-growing tree that can reach a height of up to 6 to 10 metres at maturity. It thrives in a wide range of soil types but prefers well-drained conditions. It's also quite tolerant of drought, saline soils and frost, making it a robust and versatile choice for various landscapes. In terms of light requirements, it prefers full sun to partial shade. The Water Wattle is renowned for its beautiful, vibrant yellow flowers which bloom in late winter to early spring, providing a burst of colour during these cooler months. As for its uses in the garden, the Acacia retinoides can serve multiple functions. Its height and dense growth make it an ideal choice for creating privacy screens or windbreaks. Furthermore, it's a great choice for adding a splash of colour to mixed borders or as a feature tree.
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