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PlantFiles: Sweet Wattle
Acacia suaveolens

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: suaveolens (swah-vee-OH-lens) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs

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

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kennedyh On Sep 27, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

Sweet Wattle is a small slender shrub, common in the south-east of Australia. It is less spectacular in flower than other wattles, having pale cream flowers amid greyish green slender phyllodes. It is atrtractive because it flowers very early, in late autumn or early in the winter. It also has a pleasant fragrance when in flower. I have one in my garden which I grew from seed. It is not long established, but flowered for the second time this winter. It is currently about 1 metre tall.
Like most Australian wattles, it is easy to grow from seed, provided the seed is first treated by pouring boiling water on it to crack the hard outer coat.



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