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Queensland Silver Wattle Acacia podayriifolia 100 Seeds USA Company

Queensland Silver Wattle Acacia podayriifolia 100 Seeds USA Company

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Acacia podalyriifolia, commonly known as the Queensland silver wattle or Mount Morgan wattle, is a species of Acacia native to Australia. It is a small tree or shrub that typically grows up to 5 meters in height. One of its distinctive features is its silver-gray foliage, which gives it an attractive appearance. The flowers are bright yellow and occur in spherical clusters, adding to its ornamental value. This species is popular in landscaping and garden settings for its attractive foliage and flowers. It's also known for its resilience, being tolerant of a range of soil types and climates.


Appearance:

Acacia podalyrifolia typically grows as a small tree or shrub, reaching heights of 2 to 5 meters (6 to 16 feet) tall.

The foliage consists of finely divided, fern-like leaves that are silvery-gray or bluish-green in color.

The leaves are linear or lanceolate in shape, resembling the leaves of some species of Podalyria, hence the specific epithet "podalyrifolia."

Flowers:

It produces clusters of small, yellow, spherical flower heads.

These flower heads are borne in terminal racemes and bloom in late winter to spring, adding a splash of color to the landscape.

Fruit:

After flowering, Acacia podalyrifolia develops small, flattened seed pods that contain the seeds.

The pods are typically brown or black when mature and may remain on the plant for some time before splitting open to release the seeds.

Habitat:

This species is native to eastern Australia, including regions of Queensland and New South Wales.

It is often found in open woodlands, forests, heathlands, and disturbed areas such as roadsides and abandoned fields.

Cultural Uses:

Acacia podalyrifolia is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental plant for its attractive foliage and flowers.

It can be grown in gardens and landscapes in regions with a Mediterranean climate or similar conditions.

Ecological Importance:

Like other members of the Acacia genus, Acacia podalyrifolia plays a role in its native ecosystems by providing habitat and food for wildlife, including insects, birds, and mammals.

Its nitrogen-fixing ability also contributes to soil fertility and ecosystem health.


Growing Instructions


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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