Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.
SKU Code: A 42
Characteristics: Large shrub to small tree 5-10m
Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 50
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. The seeds are edible.
Smooth thin green Phyllodes (modified leaves) 15cm long and 3-4 mm wide.
Seed can be roasted and ground and has a diverse number of uses in the kitchen. Swamp Wattle is a particularly tasty variety.
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 medicine. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need to be 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's responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.
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.
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.