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Acacia melanoxylon

Blackwood acacia

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to May
  • Height5m to 20m
  • Spread4m to 10m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourCreamy yellow, white
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood acacia). This is the largest of the acacias. It will grow to about 27m with dull, olive green phyllodes and profuse balls of pale yellow flowers that will appear in the spring. It is drought tolerant and has a aggressive root system that can break up pavements.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Australia, Tasmania

Interest and use

Ornamental tree.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 18C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 22C.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in the spring. Soak them in warm water until swollen first. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, scale insects and mealy bug.

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