The Pineland Acacia is a shrub or a small tree with thorny twigs and yellow flowers. It is native to South Florida. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing Instructions for the Pineland Acacia
The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout. 1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat. The seeds can be sanded with sandpaper, a nail file or an emery board. 2. Soak the seed in water for 12 hours. 3. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 4. Put the seeds on the soil. 5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 6. Water the seeds. 7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun. The seeds germinate in 3-4 weeks. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.