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ACACIA glaucissima 100g

Priority 3: Poorly-known species

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 322-100g

AUD $95.00

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae
Characteristics: Dense bushy shrub 0.3-1.5 m high

Seed per packet: Approx. 30
Seed per gram: Approx. 220

A dense bushy shrub 0.3-1.5 m high produces prominent round yellow flowers in winter and spring.
Typically grows 0.3–1.5 m high depending on location and conditions.

Occurs naturally in isolated areas in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, 

Conservation code: Priority 3: Poorly-known species - known from several locations

Full sun to part shade but will flower more profusely in full sun. Suited to most soils that are well drained. Frost hardy to -7 C.

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 4mm deep, keep it 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.

The image is of a similar species.

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