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ACACIA amoena

Boomerang Wattle
Threat status Victoria FFG: Vulnerable (VU)

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: N 430

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae
Characteristics: Shrub 1-4 m 

Seed per packet:  Approx. 15
Seed per gram:

A hardy attractive shrub with an erect stem and dense crown with broad blunt phyllodes (leaves) 5 cm long. Golden yellow clusters of ball-shaped flowers that occur in long loose clusters from late spring to early summer.

Threat status Victoria FFG: Vulnerable (VU)

Occurs naturally in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Prefers light well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought resistant and moderately and frost tolerant.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.

Acacia seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating which is impervious to water and generally germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.

  1. Place the seed in a container and pour in just boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
  2. The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
  3. Sow 3-4mm deep, keep warm & moist but not wet.
  4. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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