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PlantFiles: Wattle, Turpentine Bush
Acacia sclerophylla

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: sclerophylla (skler-oh-FIL-a) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Stake On Aug 31, 2009, Stake from Barmera
Australia wrote:

Very attractive shrub, usually about 4ft high and double across rarely in shade to 8ft high.
Seeds are very hard and can have boiling water poured over them and left in water until cold, at least, better to soak over night. Often grows in areas with sheet Limestone just under the surface.



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