Acacia oxycedrus

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 Acacia oxycedrus subsp. var.  Spike wattle
Acacia oxycedrus
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 3 ft to 10 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early winter, mid winter, late winter
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 8 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Fabaceae > Acacia oxycedrus var. ,

Acacia oxycedrus (Spike Wattle) is an erect or spreading shrub which is endemic to Australia.[1]

It grows to up to 2 metres high and has sharp-pointed phyllodes with 3 or 4 prominent longitudinal veins. The bright yellow to pale yellow cylindrical flowerheads appear in groups of 1 to 3 in the axils of the phyllodes from July to October, followed by straight or slightly curved seed pods which are 4 to 10 cm long and 3 to 6 mm wide.[1]

The species occurs on sandy soil in dry sclerophyll forest or heath in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.[1]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Acacia oxycedrus, Sieb. A rigid shrub with terete and usually pubescent branches: phyll. striate, linear-lanceolate but broad at base and tapering to a pungent point, 1/2-3/4in. or even 1 in. long and 3-4-nerved on each side; small stipules, often spinescent: spikes 1 in. long; fls. 4-merous; calyx short with obtuse lobes: pods 3 in. long, 1/6in. wide, striate, incurved and with convex valves; seed longitudinal; funicle thickened from the base and much folded. B.M. 2928.—Superficially resembles A. verticilata, but the phyll. are broader and the valves of the pods are thicker than in that species. CH

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