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ACACIA drummondii ssp elegans 100g

Drummond's Wattle

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: A 41-100g

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae
Characteristics: Shrub 1.5 m

Seed per packet: Approx.35
Seed per gram: Approx. 225

Bluish grey to greenish feather like phyllodes (leaves) with rod of bright yellow flowers on long stalks occurring from June to October.

A very ornamental species well suited for small gardens.

Endemic to the South-West province of Western Australia.
Prefers a light to medium soil in positions from semi-shade to full sun. Moderately drought and frost resistant.

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 3-4mm deep keep warm & moist but not too 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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