The quick and convenient guide to growing your sweet acacia trees!
Growing A Sweet Acacia Tree From Seeds
Sweet acacia trees are a beautiful drought tolerant tree that pops with lovely bright yellow sweet smelling flowers in the Spring. Sweet acacia trees are a member of the legume family and actually add nitrogen into the soil surrounding the tree.
Sweet Acacia Tree Care Tips
When growing sweet acacia trees, you should know that they thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 11. Sweet acacia trees are highly tolerant of heat and highly drought resistant once established. Sweet acacia trees thrive in full sun, and are not picky about the soil type as long as it is well draining. Because sweet acacia trees are desert plants regulating the amount of irrigation they get is an important part of ensuring your sweet acacia trees with thrive. If your sweet acacia trees get too much water, they will grow so fast the limbs will be weak.
Growing A Sweet Acacia Tree From Seed In 5 Steps
1. Prep your planting space. Maximum Sweet Acacia Tree seed germination occurs at temperatures of 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Sweet Acacia Tree seeds will do best when sown .25 inches into soil.
2. Sweet Acacia Tree seeds can be scarred with a knife, file, or piece of sandpaper to create a small wound on the hard exterior shell.
3. Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours.
4. Place your Sweet Acacia Tree seeds into a damp paper towel and place inside a plastic shopping bag. Seal off the bag (string works great). Place the seeds in a warm area, that is between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 and 27 degrees Celsius) but out of direct sunlight.
5. Once sprouted transfer sprouts into a planting mix. Make sure not to over water, but keep your new seedlings lightly moist for the first 1-2 months until tap roots are established.
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