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Acacia acuminata – Raspberry Jam Wattle (seed)

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Acacia acuminata is a shrub/tree 3-10 metres tall. Occurs in southwest WA where it extends from just north of the Murchison River south to Borden and east to Balladonia; outlying populations occur near Yalgoo and Paynes Find. The eastern boundary of the main area of occurrence abuts that of A. burkittii which is common in the adjacent Arid Zone (Info at WorldWideWattle).

Info on Acacia acuminata at Florabank website

The common name refers to the smell of freshly cut wood. The phyllodes contain a number of tryptamines, similar to Acacia obtusifolia and is a great substitute in the garden.

Care and Cultivation of Acacia acuminata

Scarification is required for Acacia acuminata. Pour just boiled water over the seeds and allow to soak for a few hours to overnight. Plant 5mm under the surface of a well drained seed raising mix in full sun. Keep moist until germination.

Prefers a loam/gravel soil. Well drained soil, fast growing and hardy. Likes a full sun position and is tolerant of dry conditions once established.

25 seeds per packet


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