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Acacia melanoxylon

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Acacia melanoxylon Australian Blackwood, Black Wattle,Australian Blackwood, Black Wattle,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Upright, V-Shaped

Long-living native tree with dark brown bark, grey-green foliage and fluffy yellow winter flowers. Often confused with Acacia implexa (Lightwood) because they are similar in appearance. Acacia implexa is summer flowering where as this Acacia melanoxylon is winter flowering. Great shade tree, often used as a wind break on farms because of it's fast growing capacity. Does need space for roots to run and does not like compacted soils - avoid narrow nature strips.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Coastal Garden, Feature, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Wind Break, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers moist, fertile soils. Water well in establishment period, will tolerate periods of drought when older. Will sucker if roots are damaged.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Mimosaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: TBA
Fruit: TBA

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate