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Acacia Baileyana 'Cootamundra Wattle' Seeds

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Acacia Baileyana 'Cootamundra Wattle' - 10x Seeds

A fast growing small spreading tree with a short trunk and arching branches with fine feathery leaves blue grey in colour. Fragrant golden yellow flower clusters in late winter. 

Widely used as a garden feature, ornamental or shade tree, both here is Australia and overseas, when in full bloom it is a spectacular sight with the flowers covering the whole tree.

Endemic to New South Wales although naturalised in other states.

Cultivation: Generally adaptable in cultivation, responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils. Useful as a tall background plant. Very fast growing, hardy, and resistant to salt spray.

Prefers well-drained soils and is drought tolerant.

Seed Starting Method

Acacia seeds come in a range of sizes from very tiny to a few millimeters. As a general rule Acacia seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Place the seed in a container and cover with boiled water and allow to soak overnight.

The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen yet until you're satisfied that the pre-treatment has worked.

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Sowing Depth


See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season


Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 10-30 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 10-15m high 
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives

 

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