Acacia Implexa Seeds "Lightwood"...Buy In BULK
Acacia Implexa Seeds "Lightwood"...Buy In BULK
Acacia Implexa Seeds "Lightwood"...Buy In BULK

Acacia Implexa Seeds "Lightwood"...Buy In BULK

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"Acacia implexa, commonly known as lightwood or hickory wattle, is a fast-growing Australian tree, the timber of which is used for furniture making. The wood is prized for its finish and strength. The foliage was used to make pulp and dye cloth.

 

The long lived perennial small to medium-sized tree with an upright habit and an open crown that typically grows to a height of 5 to 15 m (16 to 49 ft) and a width of 4 to 10 m (13 to 33 ft). The tree can be have a single or multiple stems with rough greyish bark rough. The branchlets commonly lightly covered in waxy bloom but are not prominently ribbed. It has light green slender sickle shaped phyllodes that have a length of up to 20 cm (7.9 in) and a width of 6 to 25 mm (0.24 to 0.98 in) and have three to seven prominent nerves and many other fainter ones that are parallel and branching. Bipinnate leaves may persist on some plants. Young foliage have a purple colour in certain conditions. It blooms in summer and produces spherical cream coloured flowers with a strong perfume. The flowerheads have a diameter of 5 to 6 mm (0.20 to 0.24 in) and contain 30 to 52 cream to pale yellow flowers. After flowering thick woody seed pods with a linear and twisted to coiled shape form with a length of 25 cm (9.8 in) and a width of 4 to 7 mm (0.16 to 0.28 in) 25 cm long, 4–7 mm wide, woody or thick.

Dust from the pods can irritate the eyes and nose. It has wood similar to and is often mistaken with Acacia melanoxylon.

It is widespread in eastern Australia from central coastal Queensland to southern Victoria, with outlying populations on the Atherton Tableland in northern Queensland and Tasmania's King Island. The tree is commonly found on fertile plains and in hilly country it is usually part of open forest communities and grows in shallow drier sandy and clay soils.

 

The Ngunnawal people of the ACT used the bark to make rope, string, medicine and for fish poison, the timber for tools, and the seeds to make flour.

The Chakra Garden can not 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.

 

The species is very hardy and suitable for soil stabilization and bank planting, as a result of the plants suckering habit which can be accelerated if the roots are damaged. It handles full sun well and is drought and frost tolerant to a temperature of −7 °C (19 °F). Very prone to leaf gall". Information retrieved from Wikipedia 23 Jan 2020

TO GROW:

"Seed Pre-Treatment: Boiled water soak 12-15hrs
Cover with 2 mm deep potting mix before adding gravel.

 

Germinates in approx. 1 week.
Ideally full sun for 2 hours per day when temperature is below 30°C and shade when temperature exceeds 30°C.

 

Seed remains viable for very long periods (7+ years) stored at room temperature". Growing information retrieved from: “Tree Project” 23 Jan 2020


Please note: This item is seeds only, NOT live plants! Quarantine restrictions prohibit us selling or shipping this item to WA,  or Internationally.



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