Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.
SKU Code: E 214
Characteristics: Fast-growing small shrub 1-2 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 30
Seed per gram: Approx. 165
A fast-growing small rounded shrub with needle-like phyllodes (leaves) that grows 1-2 metres tall and displays round light golden flowers that occur between August to November.
The pods contain hard, dark brown to black coloured seeds with an ellipsoidal shape that is around 6 mm in length and 4 mm wide.
Occurs naturally in South Australia.
Conservation status: rare in SA
Adaptable to most soils but prefers medium to heavy soil in a sunny position. Drought and frost resistant.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.
Acacia seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating that is impervious to water and generally, germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
Pre-treatment: Hot Water
Place the seed in a container and pour in just boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
Sow seed 3-5mm keep moist.Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C.
We are a registered Export Establishment with an authorised officer which allows us to process Phytosanitary certificates when required.
The purchaser is responsible for clearing the goods through their customs and paying all charges associated with clearing the goods, including any import fees and taxes if applicable.
Australian Seed cannot accept returns due to Australian quarantine restrictions. See the full conditions here.