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Blackwood Wattle

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Kevin Sparrow
Acacia melanoxylon

A fast growing large upright tree with dark brown hard fissured bark and dense dull green foliage that grows 5 - 20 metres tall. Short clusters of pale yellow to cream ball-shaped flowerheads appear from August to October. It prefers moist fertile soils in full or partial sun and once established will tolerate drier conditions but may remain smaller. It can be used as a shade, screening or habitat tree and will attract birds and is a food plant for caterpillars.

Type: 
Tree
Height: 
3+m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Winter
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/Qld

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