Acacia oxycedrus

 Spike wattle, Prickly Moses


Spike wattle is found native in the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales in the low, open forest. This species is one of the more showiest of the wattles. Bright creamy yellow, rod-like flowers. A dense shrub 3-9' high x 6' wide.  Excellent for use as a hedge for an impenetrable barrier. 

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Shrub to 9 x 6'
Flower Color Creamy Yellow
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low to moderate moisture
Native New South Wales
Family Mimosaceae
Key Benefits
bulletCreamy yellow, rod-like flowers
bulletDark green phyllodes
bulletFlowers late winter/early spring
Problem Solving Features
bulletExcellent for use as a hedge
bulletImpenetrable barrier
bulletDense shrub

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* Seed germinates best if given hot water soak or use scarified seed.  Place seed in near boiling water, soak for 24 hrs then sow.  Any floating seeds need additional hot water/soak treatment.  Sow seeds 1/8" deep, germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.
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