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Acacia baileyana – Cootamundra Wattle (seed)

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Acacia baileyana is a small shrub/tree to 10 metres. Native to the Temora, Cootamundra, Stockinbingal district in N.S.W. Grows in open woodland, in stony, undulating or hilly country, on granites and porphyries. Naturalised in W.A., S.A., Qld, N.S.W. and Vic. Flowers June-Sept.; fruits Oct.-Jan (WorldWideWattle)

Widely used in horticulture, it is fast growing, hardy and frost resistant, but relatively short lived.

Reported to contain 0.02% tryptamine and beta-carbolines (in the leaf).

Care and Cultivation Scarification is required. 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.

20 seeds per packet


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