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ACACIA podalyriifolia

Queensland Silver Wattle

Stock: Available

SKU Code: A-50


$4.00

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae
Characteristics: Rounded shrub 3 to 5m with a similar spread

Seed per packet: Approx. 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 25

A graceful small tree or rounded shrub that grows to 5 metres with a profusion of sweetly scented light to deep yellow ball-shaped flowers occurring in spring.

Ideal as a hedge or screening plant as it can become quite dense.

Endemic to Queensland and New South Wales.

Adaptable to most soils but prefers drier environments in a sunny position. Frost resistant to 7°C 

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 that 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 4-5mm deed 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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