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ACACIA glaucoptera

Flat Leaf Wattle or Clay Wattle 

Stock: Available

SKU Code: A 54

AUD $5.00

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosacea
Characteristics: Prostate to erect shrub 30cm to 1.2m high spread 2m

Seed per packet:  Approx. 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 190

An unusual and attractive spreading shrub that varies in form spreading prostrate or semi prostrate 30 cm tall to an erect shrub 1.2 m high. with unique flat foliage.
The yellow globular flowers occur on individual short stems close to, and along the unique flat foliage from late winter to early summer.

Prune after flowering to remove any dead or dying wood.
Prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position.  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 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 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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