Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.
SKU Code: A 28
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 beautiful 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 meters 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 are discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.