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.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia oxycedrus|
|Other Common Names:||Spike Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 10 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.