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.

Scientific Name:Acacia oxycedrus
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Spike Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 10 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
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 native plants