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ACACIA burkittii

Sandhill Wattle or Pin Bush

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 379


$4.00

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae
Characteristics: Small to medium shrub 1-7m

Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram:  Approx. 30

Typically a small to a medium fast-growing shrub or small tree with golden yellow round or rod-shaped flowers occur in pairs from stalks at the base of the leaves. Flowering occurs from July to October. Thin phyllodes (leaves) around 2mm wide and 5-16cm long finishing at a point.

Previously known as Acacia acuminata sub speices burkitti.
Endemic to Western Australia extending into South Australia.

Prefers gravelly soil but is adaptable to a range of well-drained soils. Easily grown in most temperate areas, flowers best in full sun, frost hardy and drought tolerant with medium salt tolerance

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, avoiding 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 that 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, 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 the 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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