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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Acacia gerrardii is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - tree
Flower or inflorescence:
frag. CREAM in summer
deciduous tree, GREY bark with RED fissures, drought resistant...sow spring
|Height, in meters: 14
Height, in feet: 46.20
|Acacia gerrardii sales history
Common names for Acacia gerrardii:
|Grey-Hair Acacia, Red Thorn, Redthorn, Rooidoring,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|27||: Acacia Seed List|
|33||: Zambian Native and Introduced Plants|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|55||: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds|
|57||: Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Acacia gerrardii seeds will usually germinate in 21 days.
Soak Acacia gerrardii seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.
Soak in warm water for 4 hours.