Lynda Joy Dunlea
NFR PDC Nov 2019
Common Name Brisbane Fringed Wattle
Plant Family Mimosaceae
How to Grow/Where Found along creeks and rainforest margins of east coast of Northern NSW to FNQ
Height/Spacing Up to 7m and can have a width up to 4m.
Hardiness Tolerates diverse soil and climatic conditions.
Appearance Attractive shrub/tree fine leaved shrub/tree. Flowers are clusters of small yellow globules that start forming late Spring. Clusters of 4-6cm long pods that are produced late Summer.
Uses Seeds are used in a variety of culinary methods. Brings bees, butterflies and birds into the system.
Culture Important nitrogen fixing and soil stabilizer. Very quick growing and can bring flower and seed within the first 2years.
Pest and Disease Susceptible to stem cankers, fungal diseases and mildews. With experience I have found that severe weather conditions like hail and/or extreme high cyclonic conditions that causes cambium damage has high fatality on these species.
Harvest/Post Harvest Pods mature November-December
Seeds are collected from pods, roasted and ground for culinary choice.
I’ll be mass planting this species not only for culinary use but due to my premise being exposed to high wind and temperature it will be useful as a windbreak purpose and give other species protection from wind burn and moisture loss during growing process.
Ps My drawing skills haven’t advanced much since 1st grade but hope I got the scale kinda right.
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