Spike Wattle

Acacia oxycedrus

The Spike Wattle is a dense prickly bush-wattle producing rod-shaped pale-yellow blooms from winter to late spring. It is one of many wattles found in the Baw Baw Shire in bush, reserves and roadsides. They tolerate various soil types and grow in full sun or part shade.

Wattles announce the arrival of spring in our Shire and the yellow of their flowers along roadsides and in reserves and parks are a reminder of the change of seasons.

The Australian Coat of Arms shows wattle branches fanned out (like a lyrebird) under the kangaroo and emu. The wattle was introduced to the Coat of Arms in 1913 and represents strength, unity and remembrance. The yellow and green of Wattles is the green and gold of our national identity.