Acacia paradoxa|Hedge Wattle, Kangaroo Thorn

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Straggling to dense spreading shrub, branchlets ribbed and hanging down. Spreading pair of thorns to 1cm at the base of leaves.
Size (W x H)
2-4m x 2-5m
Oblong to narrow dark green leaves, wavy along one edge, midrib off centre, 8-30mm x 2-7mm, sharply pointed tip.
Single large ball-shaped flowerheads on slender stalks in each leaf axil. Narrow straight or curved pods 2-6cm x 3-5mm, densely covered in erect white hairs.
Flower colour
Flower time
August to November
Growing conditions
Dry to moist well drained situations in open forests. Full sun to semi shade.
Commonly used for
Highly ornamental. Dense screen plant. Excellent refuge for birds.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory