Acacia Salicina "Cooba" "Willow Wattle" -BUY IN BULK-Seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps).
Position: Open & sunny once matured.
Preparation: Pour boiling water over seed and allow to soak 12-15 hours before sowing.
Sowing: 1mm deep. Cover very lightly with soil. Warm, shaded or semi-shaded position while sprouting.
Care: Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
Sprouting: 21-70 days.
Common names include "Native Willow" and "Broughton Willow", ‘Sally wattle”, "Cooba" or "Kooba" by Indigenous People in Western New South Wales and "Motherumba" by those on the Castlereagh River, New South Wales.
A thornless species of Acacia tree native to Eastern Australia. A large, fast-growing shrub or small evergreen tree to 20 m tall with a life span of about 10–15 years, that produces seed and timber for woodworking in as little as five years after planting.
The tree's foliage and seed pods are important fodder during dry periods, since the tree can withstand drought quite well, although it is poorly digestible. This affects its available nutritional value.
The bark has a high tannin content, while the wood is very hard and is used in making fine furniture and axles for wagon wheels. The wood also burns nicely and makes good fuel.
Acacia salicina spreads widely through seed dispersal, and individual trees can rapidly form thickets through production of shoots from the root system, making it useful to help stabilize riverbanks and other areas.
It does well in full sun exposure and tolerates frosts down to -6.7C.
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****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.