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Photo of Acacia continuaAcacia continua

Thorn Wattle

Description: Stiff, much-branched, rounded shrub to 1 m high by 70 cm across. Phyllodes rigid, often hooked, to 3 cm long. Bears large yellow ball-shaped flowers in winter and early spring.
Distribution: NSW, SA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Dry, warm position preferred. Occasionally tends to become woody at base but regular light pruning may overcome this. Good early flowerer. Frost tolerance not fully tested.
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© Text derived from the Acacia sections of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd