Acacia confusa is a perennial tree native to South-East Asia. Some common names for it are Acacia Petit Feuille, Small Philippine Acacia, Formosa Acacia Taiwan Acacia and Formosan Koa.
It grows to a height of 15m. The tree has become very common in many tropical Pacific areas, including Hawaii.
Its uses include chemical products, environmental management and food and drink. The wood has a density of about 0.75 g cm . 3 In Taiwan, its wood is used to make support beams for underground mines.
The wood is also converted to charcoal for family use. The plant is used in traditional medicine 4 and is available from herbal medicine shops in Taiwan.
Genus - Acacia
Species - Confusa
Common name - Phillippine Acacia
Germination rate - 80%
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 9 - 12
Height - 15 m
Spread - 10 m
Plant type - Medium Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Landscape uses - Feature Plant
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yelow-orange
1. Pour boiling water over seed, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe. It is called scarification.
2. Sow seed 1/4" (~3-5mm) deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
The seed germinates in 3 - 4 weeks at 25°c.
As soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in individual pots in a frame.
Overwinter in a greenhouse for the first winter and plant out in their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.
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