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Acacia juniperina

Prickly Moses

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to May
  • Height2m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourCream- white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Acacia juniperina (Prickly Moses). Also known as Acacia ulicifolia. This species is a small spreading shrub with single cream-white flowers. It has mid green, leaf-like flattened stems called phyllodes, rather than true leaves, which look like needles.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Australia.

Interest and use

Used as hedging.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They require full sun and well-drained soil. Under glass, use a loam-based potting compost with full light. Outside, moderate fertile soil and full sun.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in the spring. Soak them in warm water until swollen first. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, scale insects and mealy bug.

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