Acacia verticillata

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 Acacia verticillata subsp. var.  Prickly Moses
Acacia verticillata.jpg
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
10ft 7ft
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Width: warning.png"" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. to 7 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early winter, mid winter, late winter
Exposure: part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Fabaceae > Acacia verticillata var. ,

Acacia verticillata (Prickly Moses; Prickly-leaved Wattle; Star-Leaved Acacia; Whorl-Leaved Acacia) is a perennial tree.[1]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Acacia verticillata, Willd. (Mimosa verticillata, L'Her.). Whorl-leaved Acacia. A spreading shrub or small tree of graceful habit; branches more or less pubescent: phyll. in whorls or often scattered, linear-subulate, about 1/2-5/8in. long, or more, less than 1/8in. wide, ending in a pungent point; 1-nerved; occasional gland near middle: spikes 1/2-l in. long, often concealing the phyll.: pods flat, straight or slightly curved, with nerve-like margins, 2-3 in. long, 1/8in. wide, tapering to a point; seeds longitudinal, 1/4in. long, with light- colored funicles of about same length thickened at end of seed into cup-shaped aril; ripe June and early July. Fls. March, Apr. B.M. 110.—Used for hedges and as ornamental; also to some extent as a street tree, in which case it may be trimmed to assume a pyramidal form, but can hardly be recommended for this purpose since it is short-lived and in age becomes straggling. It may be made to assume a pendulous habit by weighting its branches with a brick when young. There seem to be several types, some being soft to the touch while others are harsh and rigid. There is also much difference in the length of the fl.-spikes. CH

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