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Flinders Range Wattle
Characteristics: Shrub or small tree to 2-5 m
Seeds per packet: Approx. 20
A flower shrub with attractive foliage that display’s a profusion of fragrant yellow ball-shaped flowers 8 mm in diameter on long stalks that occur during autumn and winter.
Shrub or small tree with an dense crown, attractive new growth foliage appears with pink-red tips maturing to long slender grey-green phyllodes (leaves) 10 cm long.
Common names for this wattle include Flinders Range Wattle, Port Lincoln Wattle, Willow Leaf Wattle and Gawler Range Wattle.
Prefers a light to medium soil in a sunny position. Drought and frost tolerant.
Occurs naturally in South Australia.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in 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.
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
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