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Photo of Acacia paradoxaAcacia paradoxa

(Previously known as: Acacia armata )

Kangaroo Thorn

Description: Spreading, prickly shrub 2-3 m high by 3 or 4 m across. Small elliptical phyllodes to 3 cm with undulate margins. Stems with stiff spines. Flowers in yellow balls.
Distribution: WA, Qld., NSW, Vic., SA and Tasmania where it was introduced into cultivation and naturalized.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Excellent hedge species. Very hardy; suitable for road batters.
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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