Acacia melanoxylon | Australian Blackwood | Mudgerabah | Tasman | 10_Seeds

  • Sale
  • Regular price $7.95


These seeds were collected from Acacia melanoxylon, also known as Australian blackwood, Blackwood, hickory, mudgerabah, Tasmanian blackwood, and blackwood acacia. These trees like to live in sun to partial shade where they can grow over 60 feet high. The wood is highly values and used to make cabinets, musical instruments, and boats. The flowers can be cooked and are often used to make fritters. The flowers can be used to make a yellow dye and the seed pods are used to make a green dye. The cream and tan blossoms are on display from late winter until early spring and they attract a wide variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. Acacia in general are larval host plants for the Forbes Silkmoth, Sphingicampa albolineata, Chinati sheepmoth, and Lebeaus rothschildia moth. They are also a larval hosts for the Mexican Yellow, Common Lascar, and Outis Skipper butterflies. They are also food for the Gray Ministreak butterfly. USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11.