Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.
Soap Wattle or Coles Wattle
SKU Code: N 480
Characteristics: Spreading shrub 2-4 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 90
An adaptable hardy spreading shrub with large broad foliage that produces attractive twisted seed pods and bright yellow flowers which occur from May to September, being more prolific in the latter months.
The indigenous people used the sticky and unripe pods which when crushed and moistened were rubbed between the palms of their hands to produce a soap-like lather that removed dirt and cleaned their hands.
A widespread species of northern Australia that extends from the Pilbara and southern Kimberley region of Western Australia across the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts of the Northern Territory into North-western Queensland.
Well suited to harsh climates, in more favourable conditions it can grow as a small tree to 9 metres.
Prefer a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought tolerant but frost tender.
Pre-treatment: Hot Water
Place the seed in a container and pour in just boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
Sow seed 3-5mm keep moist.Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C.
We are a registered Export Establishment with an authorised officer which allows us to process Phytosanitary certificates when required.
The purchaser is responsible for clearing the goods through their customs and paying all charges associated with clearing the goods, including any import fees and taxes if applicable.
Australian Seed cannot accept returns due to Australian quarantine restrictions. See the full conditions here.