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.