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Looking for acacias for landscaping

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Howdy all,

 

Looking to buy some seeds/seedlings of a few acacias for a bit of a landscape feature wall. 

 

Up for suggestions for good varieties that either grow naturally bushy or respond well to pruning. 

 

Cheers

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What climate zone are you in?

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Not sure on exact climate zone but it gets pretty frosty over winter and very hot in summer. In the mountains though so unless we are in drought you get a bit of rain almost every day. 

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1 hour ago, ace1928 said:

Not sure on exact climate zone but it gets pretty frosty over winter and very hot in summer. In the mountains though so unless we are in drought you get a bit of rain almost every day. 


Obtusifolia grow quite bushy and I’m sure with pruning that habit could be encouraged even more.  Also Floribunda would be excellent.

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and if you want to reclaim mining pollution waste dumps, grow,

Acacia holosericea!

and some say, it contains goodies...

 

Acacia holosericea - Wikipedia

 

it's an absolute pioneer tree, like all the acacias, that's why we love them sooooooooooo much, hehehe.

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Holosericea looks real nice. 
I think there is a solid amount of obtusifolia on the property already too. 

Where abouts do you guys suggest going to buy a few hundred or so seeds of each of those varieties?
Pretty indifferent about any goodies in them, more just keen on the toughness of them and the nitrogen fixing quality. 

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Google search Australian native seeds... a number of suppliers are available.  If you wanted to get a head start you could also search for nurseries selling native tube stock 

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You might get some luck from your local markets if there are people there who sell tube stock. Saw 3 vendors just recently who has several varieties of acacia's available. Maybe even your local landcare might be able to help.

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