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ACACIA buxifolia 25g

Box Leaf Wattle

Stock: Available

SKU Code: A 5-25g


$40.00

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae
Characteristics: Small shrub to 3 m but often smaller

Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx: 42

A hardy and desirable shrub with an erect open habit and very attractive foliage. Displays masses of yellow bell-shaped flowers in spring.

Grows naturally over large areas of NSW, Victoria, ACT, and Queensland.

Easily grown in most areas and suited to a range of soils provided it is reasonably free draining. Flowers are best in full sun, frost, and drought 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 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 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 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 the depth of the seed 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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