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Acacia verticillata

Prickly Moses

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to August
  • Height2m to 9m
  • Spread3m to 9m
  • Speed of GrowthVery fast
  • Growth HabitTall branched oval
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark, rich green

Description

Acacia verticillata (Prickly Moses). This is an upright bushy shrub, with rich dark green, needle-like leaves arranged in whorls. The flowers are pale yellow, resembling mini bottle brushes and open in the Spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Star Acacia, Star wattle

Origin

S.E. Australia

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in a free draining soil. Will not tolerate alkaline soils. Is resistant to honey fungus and tolerant of coastal conditions.

Propagation

By seed (minimum germination temperature is 25C). Also by semi-ripe heel cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, scale insects and mealy bug.

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