Scientific Name: Acacia paradoxa
Description: Hedge Wattle is a dense, fast-growing, thorny shrub which is easy to identify due to its generally prickly appearance and dark green foliage. The thorny nature of Hedge Wattle makes it a safe refuge for small birds and mammals and also an effective barrier against unwanted pedestrian traffic.
Plant form: Shrubs
Where to find: The Bluff
Foliage: Dark green oblong phyllodes (modified leaf structures) with wavy leaf margins
Flower: Abundant large, ornamental, golden-yellow ball flowers
Flowering: August – November