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Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree Seeds

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Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree is an exceptionally hardy tree native to the African continent where it has a wide distribution and has also been cultivated through the disposal of its seeds from the fruits of the Baobab. The fruits of Baobab have been widely reported to contain high levels of vitamins and minerals, however it should be noted only very large trees (typically older than 10 years) bear fruits, therefore Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree is more commonly grown for its exotic ornamental appeal. Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree is a large-sized tree with a distinct bottle-shaped trunk and the distinctive branches that resemble a root-system and often result in baobab trees being referred to as upside down trees. In the wet-season, Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree produce leaves that are reported to be edible and with the onset of the dry-season, baobab trees drop their leaves to reveal the beautiful architecture of the branches. Whilst Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree will eventually produce fruit, we recommend this tree to be planted in large open areas where the tree can grow comfortably into a majestic specimen tree that will be appreciated for generations to come as this is an extremely long-lived tree with specimens reported to be in excess of 1,000 years old. Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree is a favourite of patient bonsai enthusiasts as the bottle-shaped trunk is impressive, particularly when achieved on a small bonsai plant. Provided the germinated seeds of Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree are grown in a low-organic matter soil, to ensure the plant is not to vigorous, this variety is great for bonsai. The tap-root should either be snipped or curled (J-rooted) within the first 8-weeks, to ensure the plant remains suitable for bonsai.

Advantages of Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree

  • Intriguing ornamental tree
  • Exotic African Baobab species
  • Attractive landscaping variety
  • Very long lived tree
  • Suitable as a specimen for bonsai


  • 3 - 4 m height in the first 5 years, but can grow as tall as 15m+ over the years
  • This variety is generally planted as a feature at spacings greater than 10m
  • Prefers full sun aspect
  • Drought tolerant once established and generally frost tolerant
  • Suitable for pots but best grown in warmer regions of Australia
  • Hardy long-lived tree

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Adansonia Digitata Baobab Tree
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lois VB (VIC)
Very happy

I have never grown anything from seed so thought I would try one of my favourite trees and other plants, got 5 boab seeds first one sprouted in just over a week, second one at two weeks third and fourth were planted two weeks after first two and both sprouted within two weeks, I’m in Gippsland an hr from the snow and other tropical seeds I purchased have sprouted aswell, very happy with the quality of seeds and the quick delivery and great service, just purchased more seeds very happy with my new hobby, the seed packages have great information and easy directions,
Thank you to the climbing fig and staff 😁

Paris (VIC)

Buying was easy, shipping was fast and seeds have sprouted within advised time!