(Previously known as: Acacia armata
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.
Special horticultural attributes:
- Suitable for areas of low maintenence (eg. road batters).
- Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
- Suitable hedge or screen plant.
- Resistant to salt spray.