Acacia oxycedrus – Spike Wattle

A useful and highly adaptable plant, the Spike Wattle is an interesting ornamental, and its dense,  prickly and bushy habit makes it highly functional as part of a windbreak or as a hedge to protect areas from animal or human intrusion. Produces rod-shaped, pale yellow blooms from winter through to late spring.
Acacia oxycedrus can be grown in a range of soil types, including in damp conditions, and is frost tolerant. Prefers full sun, although grows well in part sun and dappled shade as well.

The spiky nature of the foliage means it should not be planted where it can cause harm.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia oxycedrus
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 10
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects