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ACACIA verticillata

Commonly known as Prickly Moses, Star acacia

Needle-like and prickly habit with cylindrical spikes of yellow flowers
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  • Evergreen - dark-green phyllodes (leaves) 2cm (¾in) long, usually in whorls, or scattered.
  • Yellow - lemon-yellow.
  • Height - 2-8m (6-25ft)
  • Spread - 3-8m (10-25ft)
  • Tall Shrub - tall, bushy shrub or small tree. Produces rod-shaped flowerheads 3cm (1¼in) long
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun - sheltered site
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - red spider mites under glass.
  • Place of origin - Australia (South Australia, New South Wales to Tasmania).
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - to 1.5cm (½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Australian / New Zealand -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Linear - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
2-8m (6-25ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-8m (10-25ft)

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