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Characteristics: Small shrub 2.5 m spread 2 m
Seeds per packets: 10
Erect slender supple stem with angular branches and an open textured crown. Cream to golden yellow flowers occurs in large clusters from winter to spring.
Acacia terminalis is one of those species of wattle which retain the fern-like foliage throughout their lives.
An attractive garden plant that grows quickly.
Widespread in open forest and woodland from northern New South Wales to Tasmania.
Reliable in a range of soils but prefers light to medium in a sunny open position. Drought and frost tolerant but protect from frost whilst young.
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.