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Acacia oxycedrus

Spike Wattle

Stiff erect or spreading shrub or small tree.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1-10 m x 2-5 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesRigid, sharply pointed foliage, broader at the base, with 3-5 veins, visible on each side, 1-4 cm x 1.5-4 mm.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeJune to November
  • FlowersFlowers in dense spikes 1.5-5 cm long, longer than leaves. Pods slightly compressed, wrinkled lengthways, 6-11 cm x 4-8 mm.
  • Bird attractingGeneral - food and habitat
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsSandy and loam soils, tolerating both dryish and wet conditions in open forests within the Shire. Frost tolerant. Full sun to dappled shade.
  • Garden useGood bird refuge. Useful to underplant existing trees or protect sensitive areas from foot traffic. Windbreak.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 David Blair ©; 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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