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Acacia acinacea

Gold Dust Wattle

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Pods: Spiralled and twisted green seed pods when young. Brown when more mature. Small pea-type seed pods, containing hard black seeds.

Seed Pre-Treatment

Hot Water Treatment


Seed Pre-Treatment: Boiled water soak 12-15hrs
Cover with 2 mm deep potting mix before adding gravel. Well drained sowing mix needed.



Germinates in 3-6 weeks.

Pests and Disease

General information

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer
Optimum germination temperature: 25°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe

Late December - Early January

Storage and Ripening

Seed remains viable for very long periods (7+ years) stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings