The exact requirements are still poorly understood, but germination seems to require periods of above average rainfall, with this rainfall occurring across both Winter and Summer seasons. Typically in central Australia, rainfall events are concentrated in the warm months, with little or no rain occurring in the cool part of the year. There may also be specific temperature requirements as well. This being the case, the germination of seedlings of Ironwood is a rarely observed event.
|Seedling root structure|