Acacia cultriformis. knife-leaf wattle

Family Mimosaceae
Description Medium upright shrub
Flowering Time Late winter-spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Grassy woodland and dry sclerophyll forest.
Soil Types Wide range of soil types from sands to skeletal clays.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Fast coloniser and therefore useful for direct seeding. Widely used in mining revegetation projects, particularly in the central Hunter
Amenity / Ornamental Values Attractive foliage colour and spectacular in flower. One of the best wattles for gardens.
Other Values Nitrogen fixer.
Water Deficit high
Compaction average
Waterlogging average
Shade low
Minimum Temperature -8 degrees
Average no. Seeds per Gram 90
Viability Period long
Dormancy physical
Treatment boiling water or scarification
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 6-21 weeks
Direct Seeding easy