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Acacia verticillata     Common / Product Name: Prickly Moses

Genus Species: Acacia verticillata    

Common / Product Name: Prickly Moses

Habit:   SMALL TREES (ST)

Available Sizes
  Tube

Height x Width: 1 – 5m x canopy 1 – 3m

Pruning:   None Light

Frost Tolerance:   High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   High

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Early Spring

Flower Colour:   Yellow

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods once established. As a genus Acacia’s survive well with frost.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures for short periods over the summer months.

Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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