Black Wattle

Scientific NameAcacia mearnsii
Size and formAn attractive tree with a dark trunk and feathery foliage 8-20m high and 6-10 m wide
Flowers, leaves and fruitA globular, pale yellow inflorescence occurs from September to December. Pods are brown, straight and constricted between seeds. The soft, olive green, bi-pinnate leaves have many raised glands between leaflets. Bark is rough and dark.
Growing conditionsSuitable for well-drained soils in a full-sun position. Suitable as a fast-growing windbreak or screen. Insect and bird attracting.