Also known as
Red eye wattle, Western coastal wattle
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This plant is adapted to windy, coastal conditions and is dense and dome-shaped as a result. It has phyllodes rather than true leaves, which are glaucus. Flowers are bright yellow clusters of ball shaped blooms which are produced in small numbers over a long flowering period. When the seed pods open in early spring, the central seed is black, with a curved yellow-orange stalk and the effect is of a bloodshot eye.
How to propagate Rooikrans
Propagate by seed in the spring.
Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Other uses of Rooikrans
Used to prevent erosion of coastal regions and as a wind break. Also used as firewood.