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What do Acacia seeds need to germinate?

Las Vegas, NV(Zone 9b)

I recently acquired some acacia seeds form a park near by. I only have a few, so I don't want to waste any. Do they need any chill time? Or bottom heat? How deep should I plant them? Mini greenhouse inside, or is outside OK? Any info would be great. Thanks in advance.

David

(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN(Zone 6b)

Oh boy - you might want to get an ID on the plant first, seeing as there's an awful lot of them about. If you go to this Wiki page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia -and scroll down, they have pics of the bark, leaves and flowers to make it easier - and our ID forum would be the next stop.

Some of the Acacias sprout *very* easily - I had one in Tucson that had tons of sprouts every year if I didn't rake up the seedpods - I think it was an A. berlandieri (can't quite remember) - a small, very graceful and airy tree with white puffball flowers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acacia-berlandieri-flowers4.jpg

Casper, WY(Zone 4a)

Try this seed germination data base website.

http://tomclothier.hort.net/

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