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Candelarbra Wattle or Soapbush Wattle
SKU Code: A 12-1000g
Characteristics: Shurb to 3 m spread 4 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 95
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 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.
If you looking for the availability of larger quantities contact us