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Acacia oxycedrus


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Acacia
                        Specie: Acacia oxycedrus

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3-10 ft (1-3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Dark green sharply pointed phyllodes; lemon flower spikes winter?spring

Uses: Barrier hedging

Zones: 8-10

Description: Indigenous to mainland southern Australia, this species is usually a stiff prickly shrub 3?10 ft (1?3 m) high in exposed situations, but in forests it sometimes grows into a small low-branching tree up to 25 ft (8 m). The flat and rigid, sharply pointed p

Growth Habit: Upright prickly shrub

Comments: Prune lightly after flowering to keep in good shape; moderately frost tolerant

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