There are many lovely pricklies, lovely because they are prickly and just lovelies that happen to be prickly, Acacia amblygona is both. This is a low growing sprawling wattle, that appears thick and luscious from a distance but then when you touch it you get a little shock, it is not as tactile as it makes out to be. It grows naturally in southern QLD and northern NSW so its quite tolerant of humidity, I have found it to also be quite tolerant of shade and still able to flower profusley.
It is suitable to plant as a showy border to a garden bed or as an under storey under large trees. It has a naturally “full’ habit, making it appealing without needing to be pruned into ‘shape’.
Even without flowering it looks lovely with its lime green foliage and bronze new growth. Being a prickly Acacia amblygona is an excellent habitat shrub for small birds especially when inter-planted with larger “pricklies”.