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Acacia aphylla

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Acacia aphylla Leafless Rock Wattle, Twisted Desert Wattle,Leafless Rock Wattle, Twisted Desert Wattle,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Upright

A leafless spiny wattle that relies on the Phyllodes for photosynthesis. A fantastic architectural plant that will add interest to the landscape. The stems and soft spines are a blueish grey colour and in winter the bright yellow globulous flowers appear. Naturally occurs in Western Australia.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Requires soil with good drainage, can be pruned quite severely after flowering to keep a good dense shape.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate