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Acacia pulchella

Western prickly Moses

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Height0.6m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Acacia pulchella (Western prickly Moses). This species is a bushy, spreading semi-evergreen shrub. The leaves are 2-pinnate and between 1-2cm long and they are composed of 4-22 narrowly oblong deep green leaflets. Profuse, small (1cm across) single, deep yellow flowers appear in Spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W. Australia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers and habit.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors grow in a moderately fertile soil with full sun and a little shelter.

Propagation

You can sow the seeds in the spring, or root the semi-ripe cuttings in the early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites.

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