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ACACIA merinthophora

Whispery Wattle

Stock: Available

SKU Code: E 151

AUD $4.25

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae 
Characteristics: Weeping shrub 1.5-4m

Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram:  Approx. 280

A very attractive specimen shrub with an open weeping habit typically grows to a height of 2.5 metres. The long curved thin phyllodes (leaves) up to 30cm long add to the attractive weeping habit.
Clusters of rod-shaped flowers occur in the leaf axils from May to September in its native range.

An adaptable Acacia that has been grown successfully in humid climates and on the east coast.

Endemic to Western Australia.

Adaptable to a range of soils providing it is well draining in an open sunny position. Drought tolerant.

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 seed  5-6mm 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 are discarded.

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