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Acacia concurrens – Black Wattle (seed)

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Acacia concurrens is a shrub or tree to 10 metres tall. Can be distinguised from the closely related and look-alike Early Black Wattle (Acacia leiocalyx) by having a dust like covering on new growth. Common in coastal areas from the Mooloolah River in QLD, to Hastings River NSW, between 27S and 29S and E of 152E. Grows in eucalypt forest and woodland, also as regrowth in heath, on hillsides or plateaux in sandy soils or sandy loam, often over shale. Flowers July-Sept. in QLD, late Mar. early Sept. in NSW (WorldWideWattle website).

Acacia concurrens belongs to a section of the Acacia genus which has members well known for their chemistry, including A. obtusifolia, A. phlebophylla and A. maidenii. M. Bock lists this species as giving a +++ alkaloid test from bark.

Seeds are eaten by a number of bird species. Some reports are that they are edible by humans.

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.

Acacia concurrens prefers a sandy/gravel/loam soil. Well drained soil. Fast growing and hardy. Likes a full sun position.

30 seeds per packet


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