1 package of 10 seeds
A large, very fast growing tree to 35 m 115 ft. tall, native from Queensland, Australia to New Guinea and the Moluccas.
It is popular as a plantation tree due to its speed and ease of growth, drought tolerance, nitrogen-fixing qualities and its good quality wood, which is used for pulp and charcoal but is also useful for construction and to make furniture.
Not only is Acacia mangium useful, but it also has some ornamental qualities, with very wide phyllodes to 30 cm 12 in. long and 10 cm 4 in. wide; white, bottlebrush-like flowers; and the curiously coiled seed pods. It is best suited to the tropics.
Germination: Scarify seeds. Soak for 24 hours. Sow seeds about 1/4 inch apart in a seed tray. Cover the seeds lightly with soil (about the depth of a seed), lightly press down the soil and water. Place above ground level in a warm, humid, partly-shaded area. Keep the soil moist but not wet. Germination takes 1-4 weeks.