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ACACIA iteaphylla (Upright Form) 25g

Flinders Range Wattle

Stock: Available

SKU Code: E 48-25g


$18.00

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae
Characteristics: Shrub or small tree to 2-5 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 28

A flowering shrub or small tree with a dense crown and 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.
The 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.

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 the depth of seed 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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