Acacia Melanoxylon "Blackwood" -Therapeutic and Herbal-Seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps).
Position: Full sun for 2 hours per day when temperature is below 30°C and shade when temp exceeds 30°C.
Preparation: Soak in boiling water 12-15hrs.
Sowing: Cover with 2 mm deep potting mix before adding gravel.
Care: Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
Sprouting: 42-80 days.
Seed remains viable for up to (7+ years) stored at room temperature.
Native to south-eastern Australia. Also known as Blackwood, hickory, mudgerabah, Tasmanian blackwood, or blackwood acacia.
Acacia melanoxylon is valued for its highly decorative timber which may be used as a cabinet timber, for wood panels, furniture, fine cabinetry, tools, boats, inlayed boxes and wooden kegs. It is of about the same quality as walnut and it is well-suited for shaping with steam. The bark has a content of about 20%. It may also be used for producing decorative veneers. Also used in musical instrument making (in particular guitars, drums, Hawaiian ukuleles, violin bows and organ pipes), and in recent years has become increasingly valued as a substitute for koa wood.
The tree's twigs and its bark are used to poison fish as a way of fishing. This tree can also be used as a fire barrier plant, amongst other plants, in rural situations. Indigenous Australians derive an analgesic from the tree. It was also used to make spearthrowers and shields.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.