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ACACIA pubifolia 50g

Wyberba Wattle or Velvet Wattle
Threatened species

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 307-50g

AUD $67.00

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Mimosaceae 
Characteristics: Shrub to 3m spread 2m

Seeds per packet: Approx. 30
Seeds per gram: Approx. 105

The Wyberba Wattle has an erect slender stem with an open textured crown and attractive yellow flower spikes that occur profusely during winter and spring.
The phyllodes (leaves) are greyish green 4 cm long ending in sharp hooks.

Occurs naturally in Queensland and NSW.

Clasififed as Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered and Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable 

Prefers light well-drained soil in an open sunny position.

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 3-4-mm 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 were discarded.

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