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Black Wattle

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Kevin Sparrow
Acacia mearnsii

A fast growing open tree with olive green ferny leaves, smooth dark bark and highly perfumed pale yellow flowerheads from September to December. It prefers well drained soils and will grow in full sun to dappled shade. It should be noted however that borer attack can cause branches to break in high wind and a shorter life span so it should be planted away from target areas.

Type: 
Tree
Height: 
2 - 3m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Butterfly Attracting
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA/Tas

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