Acacia spectabilis. Mudgee wattle

Family Mimosaceae
Description Medium-large open shrub with long arching branches. Extremely fast growing and also short-lived.
Flowering Time Late winter- early spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Dry sclerophyll forest and heath.
Soil Types Grows in light soils
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Very useful primary coloniser for hostile soils. An excellent cover crop for frost sensitive species owing to its high frost tolerance and overarching form.
Amenity / Ornamental Values Spectacular in flower, the relatively large flower heads seem to drip from the racemes. Bark an attractive silvery colour which harmonises with the blue-grey foliage. Be prepared to replant after 5 years.
Other Values
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction low
Waterlogging low
Shade average-low
Minimum Temperature -8 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
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Viability Period long
Dormancy physical-hard seed coat
Treatment heat/scarification
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 3-27
Direct Seeding easy