Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.
SKU Code: A 28-25g
Characteristics: Shrub or small tree to 1.5 to 4m occasionally 8m
Seed per packet: Approx. 10
Seed per gram: Approx. 18
An attractive flowering Acacia with dark red-purple flower buds opening to attractive yellow flowers with red centres from May to October in its natural distribution range.
Typically a gnarled shrub or tree 1.5 to 4 metres occasionally up to 8 meter in height with thick corky bark and ovate to elliptic prickly phyllodes (leaves)
Endemic to the hot dryer regions of the Pilbara in Western Australia extending east into the sandy regions of the Northern Territory.
Adaptable to sandy, loamy and rocky soils that are well drained. Drought tolerant with the ability to survive on minimal rainfall.
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, avoid 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 which 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.