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Photo of Acacia erinaceaAcacia erinacea

Description: Spreading, rigid, much-branched shrub to 1 m high by 1.5 m across. Grey-green phyllodes, narrow-elliptical to 8 mm. Branchlets are spiny and new growth reddish. Bears yellow ball-shaped flowers in winter and spring.
Distribution: SA, WA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or cuttings, the latter being very successful.
Cultivation: This species appears to have potential as tall ground cover. Needs full sun and good drainage. Frost tolerance not yet 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