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ACACIA ulicifolia

Prickley Moses or Juniper Wattle

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: N 545

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Mimosaceae

Characteristics: Small shrub 1-2 metre

Seeds per packets: Approx 25

Small to medium shrub typically 1-2 metres in height with dark green spine like phyllodes (leaves) 2cm long and winter or cream round flowers that occur on stalks from the leaf axils mainly in winter and spring.

A useful species that makes an effective informal hedge where its prickly habit that provides excellent refuge for small birds.Adaptable to a wide range of soils that are reasonably well drained. Tolerant of at least moderate frosts. 

Occurs naturally in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.

Image cerdit John Tann

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.

  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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