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Acacia kettlewelliae – Buffalo Wattle (seed)


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Acacia kettlewelliae occurs in the Great Dividing Range from the Southern Tablelands in New South Wales through to Mt Buffalo. Mostly in high-altitude montane forest, but also growing on lower slopes and near streams.

Acacia kettlewelliae is a bushy shrub or tree, usually 2–10 m high; branchlets angled at extremities, glabrous. Phyllodes on raised stem projections, narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblanceolate, usually 4–10 cm long and 3–10 mm wide. Hybridises with A. pravissima and reported to hybridise with Acacia phlebophylla (Flora of Victoria).

Acacia kettlewelliae is reported to contain β-Phenethylamine.

Care and Cultivation of Acacia kettlewelliae

Scarification is required for Acacia kettlewelliae seeds. 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.

Buffalo Wattle can grow to 2-10 metres tall. Likes a full sun position with well drained soil and adequate water for the first year or two. Drought tolerant once established.

8 seeds per packet


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