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Characteristics: Large shrub or small tree to 8 m
Seeds per packets: Approx 25
The small tree or large shrub that typically grows to a height of 8 metres that’s produces a magnificent display of bright yellow ball-shaped flowers in a vast profusion that appear to cover almost all the foliage during the month of May.
Rare and threatened in the wild Acacia Splendens occurs naturally only in a small area around Dangaragan north of Perth in the South West Province of Western Australia.
Adaptable to most well drained soils in an open sunny position. Drought and moderately frost tolerant.
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.
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.