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Acacia Salinga 'Orange Wattle' Seeds

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Acacia Salinga 'Orange Wattle' - 20x Seeds

Acacia saligna grows as a small, dense, spreading tree with a short trunk and a weeping habit. It grows up to eight meters tall, sometimes developing a spreading crown. Flowers are large golden to orange balls in spring.

Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
One method is to put them in a cup and pour on the four to five times their volume of water heated to just below boiling. As they cool, the seeds should swell from the water that has penetrated their hard exteriors. Plant in your pots and keep moist.

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.

  • Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
  • Suitable hedge or screen plant.
  • Resistant to salt spray.
  • Suitable for planting in tropical area

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 8m high and wide
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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