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Acacia Garden

Acacia are ancient plants, not used as much in magick today as they once were. However, with the ease of growing these Australian natives, where they are known as Wattles, the use of the flowers and wood could easily make a comeback. Almost all acacia make good container plants inside and all can be raised outside in warmer climates. You can find A. senegal under A and A. dealbata under Mimosa under M.

2957 Apple Ring Acacia (Acacia albida)

This is a large tree that grows to 60' outside with blue feathery foliage and large spikes of yellow flowers. It is good for enriching the soil and is a valuable livestock food in arid areas. The bark contains 28% tannin. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 5 seeds $1.95

7811 Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)

This large tree is from Tasmania and has cream-colored flowers and unique reddish-brown pods. This is a wonderful shade tree that compliments any lawn in zones 9-11. 20 seeds $1.95

9802 Blue Leaf Wattle/Orange Wattle/Port Jackson Wattle/Golden Willow (Acacia cyanophylla)

This shrubby plant can be grown as a hedge in warm climates or grown inside in containers. It reaches about 18' outside and features bluish tinted leaves to 12" long and loads of yellow flowers. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 8 seeds $2.50

2964 Camel Thorn (Acacia giraffae)

This large umbrella-shaped tree has feathery foliage and its seeds have been used as a coffee substitute. It is from the African savannahs where it a favorite browse of elephants, giraffe, and elks. The heartwood is so hard that sparks have been known to fly when it is struck with an axe. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 4 seeds, $1.94

2951 Cat-Thorn (Acacia caffra)

This graceful tree grows to 30' outside with 2"-4" long spikes of flowers. The leaves are said to be edible. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 3 seeds $1.95

1164 Golden Mimosa/Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana)

This small graceful tree is widely grown in California and adapts well to growing inside. It has gray-green finely cut leaves and abundant winter golden yellow flowers in such profusion that they seem to cover the entire plant. It is cold hardy to 18 degrees F. outside and a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere. 20 seeds $1.95

2948 Gundabluey (Acacia victoriae)

This is a compact shrub with flat pods, narrow leaves and pale yellow flowers. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 3 seeds $1.95

2932 Perfume Acacia (Acacia farnesiana)

This beautiful shrub flowers profusely with flowers so fragrant they are used to make perfume in France, especially on the Riviera. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 5 seeds $1.95

NW46 Profuse Flowering Acacia (Acacia floribunda)

This is a very heavy blooming shrub which also has beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 10 seeds $1.95

2945 Raspberry Jam Acacia (Acacia acuminata)

This is a small tree growing to 30' with attractive feathery bluish-grey foliage and orange-yellow flowers in 1' long spikes. The wood has a strong and very pleasant raspberry scent when cut. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 3 seeds $1.95

9801 Silkleaf Acacia (Acacia mangium)

This very popular acacia sports 8" curved blue-grey leaves with long yellow racemes of yellow flowers. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 5 seeds $2.50

9803 Vanilla Wattle (Acacia redolens var. prosata)

This is a fast growing wattle with blue-grey foliage and weeping habit. The flowers and wood have sweet vanilla aroma. It is a good greenhouse or container plant anywhere or can be grown outside in zones 8-10. 5 seeds $2.50

H901 Wattle Bark (Acacia decurrens)

The bark of this beautiful tree is used to make a decoction that is useful for diarrhea, sore throats and as a gargle. Even without its medical properties, this tree is fabulous for its ornamental value. Zones 8-10. 10 seeds $1.95

7909 Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula)

This graceful tree, which grows to 25', resembles a weeping willow with pendulous weeping branches and puffs of yellow flowers. The wood has a violet-scent which will last for months. It is a good greenhouse or container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10. 3 seeds $1.95

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