Plant name: Black wattle
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA.
Cultural notes: A hardy plant that adapts to most soil types. Grow in full sun or part shade.
Maintenance: Can suffer serious damage from borers.
Tolerates: Tolerant of frost, drought and poor soils.
Flowering season: Spring.
Flower colour: Creamy yellow ball shaped flower heads in clusters.
Foliage colour: Dark green bipinnate foliage with fine downy hairs. One of the Acacia species that retains bipannate foliage throughout its life.
Width: up to 4m
Height: up to 20m
Plant spacing: 200cm apart
Recommended uses: A useful pioneer revegetation species, good for erosion control, soil improver through nitrogen fixing. A handy fast growing screen or windbreak.
Description: A fast growing medium sized tree growing to 20m in Height:. The bipinnate foliage is dark green on top, paler underneath, with fine downy hairs. Creamy yellow ball-shaped flowers in spring.