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ACACIA conferta

Crowded-leaf Wattle

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Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Mimosaceae

Characteristics: Rounded Shrub to 2-4 metre

Seed per packet: Approx 25

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Typically forms a rounded shrub or small tree he shrub or tree with a rounded habit that grows to a height of 2-4 m with slender spreading branchlets that displays an abundance of rounded bright yellow flower balls on single stalks between the months of April and August.
Flat green phyllodes (leaves 5 to 12 mm long 1 to 1.6 mm wide and crowed along the branches hence the common name Crowded-leaf Wattle.

Adaptable to most soils but prefers a medium to heavy soil in a well-drained open sunny position. Drought and frost resistant.

Occurs naturally in New South Wales and Queensland.

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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