Acacia verticillata
Prickly Moses

Uses: Medium to tall shrub suitable for most soil conditions including periods of water logging.
Excellent bird habitat.
Prune following flowering to keep bushy.
This Acacia has been shown to be highly flammable and caution should be taken when planting near houses in bushfire prone zones.

  • Height 2-4m
  • Spread 1-3m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Botanical Name Acacia verticillata
  • Common Name Prickly Moses
  • Origin SA, NT, Vic, Tas
  • Habit Dense
  • Landscape Footslopes, Hills, Plains, 2nd line coast
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Moderate
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Flower Type Clusters
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region