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Acacia suaveolens - Sweet Scented Wattle - 30 seeds

Acacia suaveolens - Sweet Scented Wattle - 30 seeds


In its native habitat, the Sweet Scented Wattle, Acacia suaveolens is one of the earliest flowering of the Wattles and is common in the bushland surrounding Sydney and occurs from southern Queensland down the east coast into Tasmania.  It also has populations on several off shore islands, the Grampians and in the border region of South Australia and Victoria. 


It inhabits coastal areas of low altitude ranging from secondary dunes up to an altitude of 300m.  Populations have also been documented in the Budawang ranges and the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.  


Acacia suaveolens reaches anywhere from 30cm to 3.5m tall, has bipinnate leaves only in very juvenile specimens and the phyllodes (modified leaf stalks) rapidly develop as the plant matures, are without hairs (glabrous) and are usually covered in fine white covering (glaucous). 


Flowering will usually occur 2 years after germination, light yellow flowers are usually in groups of between 6 and 10 in the Winter and Spring.  These flowers and seed pods provide a food source for a variety of birds and invertebrates and in a horticultural sense it is very useful mainly due to its size. 


Maintenance of established trees is comparatively easy - selective pruning can encourage more vigorous leaf growth. 

Growing in its natural habitat on coastal areas it is also mildly salt tolerant though not as much as Acacia longifolia. 


Acacia suaveolens ideally grows in well drained coastal soils but also grows on deeper or heavier soils and is also frost tolerant down to temperatures of -7°C.  


30 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.  

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