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Characteristics: Low sprearding dense shrub 0.3 to 1.5 m
Seeds per packets: Approx 25
A small hardy, low spreading shrub with an attractive profusion of bright yellow ball-shaped flowers which occur from May to August being more prolific in the latter months.
Small downward curving pyhllodes (leaves) with a sharp point around 2 cm long.
Occurs naturally in the South-West Province of Western Australia around the Esperance region.
Prefer a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought and frost tolerant.
Please note: The image is of a species similar to Acacia curvata. Do you have an image of Acacia curvata we can 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.
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.