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Silver Wattle Acacia dealbata 200 Seeds

Silver Wattle Acacia dealbata 200 Seeds

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Acacia dealbata, commonly known as silver wattle or mimosa, is a species of Acacia native to southeastern Australia. It belongs to the family Fabaceae and is characterized by its fern-like, finely divided leaves and bright yellow, fragrant flowers.

Silver wattle typically grows as a fast-growing evergreen tree, reaching heights of 6 to 30 meters (20 to 100 feet) tall, depending on growing conditions. The foliage is bluish-green in color due to a waxy coating that gives it a silvery appearance. The flowers appear in fluffy, spherical clusters, adding a burst of color to the tree during the late winter and spring months.

In its native habitat, Acacia dealbata is found in a variety of environments, including forests, woodlands, and along watercourses. It has also been introduced to other parts of the world as an ornamental tree due to its attractive foliage and flowers. 

Cultivation of Acacia dealbata is relatively easy, as it is adaptable to a range of soil types and climates. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant and can withstand moderate frosts.

In addition to its ornamental value, Acacia dealbata has also been used for various purposes by indigenous Australian peoples, including for food, medicine, and tools. The tree's bark, seeds, and gum have been utilized for their medicinal properties, while the wood has been used for making implements such as boomerangs and spears.

 

Growing Instructions for the Silver Wattle 

The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout. 1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat. The seeds can be sanded with sandpaper, a nail file or an emery board. 2. Soak the seed in water for several hours. 3. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 4. Put the seeds on the soil. 5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 6. Water the seeds. 7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.

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