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ACACIA holosericea |

ACACIA holosericea

Candelarbra Wattle or Soapbush Wattle
Bush Food & Medicine

SKU: A 12
Stock: In Stock

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae
Characteristics: Shurb to 3 m spread 4 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 95

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

An attractive small shrub to 3 metres with flower spikes around 5cm in length that are displayed during the winter months, followed by curled seed pods.

The large soft silvery grey phyllodes (leaves) make it an attractive foliage plant. The soft leaves of this Acacia can be used as bush soap, producing a soapy form when rubbed in water.

The raw seeds can be roasted in hot ashes or collected when dry and ground to a flour base. This flour can then be mixed with water and made into a paste or baked as damper. Fast growing, good for screening.

Endemic to Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Prefers a light to medium soil that is well drained in an open sunny position. Drought and frost tender.

Please Note: Although many of the traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms we recommend you re-search these before using them as any form of food or medicines. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way. We do our best to describe their traditional & modern uses. It is the purchaser responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.

Pre-treatment: Hot Water
Place the seed in a container, pour in just boiled water, and allow to soak overnight.
The swollen seed can then be sown, and seeds that have not swollen can be re-treated.
Sow seed 3-5mm and keep moist. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C.

*Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

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It is important to note that the buyer is responsible for clearing the goods through customs and paying all associated charges, including import fees and taxes. Please note that we cannot accept returns due to Australian quarantine restrictions.
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