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ACACIA retinodes

Swamp Wattle

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Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Mimosaceae

Characteristics: Large shrub to small tree 5-10m

Seeds per packets: 15

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An ornamental Acacia with a somewhat weeping habit and light gold to cream flowers in globular heads on short racemes. Flowers occur in winter and spring and periodically throughout the year.

Smooth thin green Phyllodes (modified leaves) 15cm long and 3-4 mm wide.

Seeds are edible.

Native to South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

Tolerates clay soils and poor drainage. Part to full sun

Please Note: Although many of the traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms we recommend you re-search these before using them as any form of food or medicines. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way. We do our best to describe their traditional & modern uses. It is the purchaser responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.

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.

  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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