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Acacia paradoxa


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10-12 ft (3-3.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Sharp needle-like spines on stems; green wavy phyllodes; golden yellow flower balls late winter?spring

Uses: Barrier hedging

Zones: 8-11

Description: Widespread from the coast to semi-arid regions in mainland Australia, this many-branched shrub, 10?12 ft (3?3.5 m) high with a similar spread, is armed with needle-like spines and is often used as a barrier hedge. It has wavy oblong phyllodes and masses o

Growth Habit: Spreading shrub with many branches

Comments: Prune lightly after flowering to keep in good shape

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