Acacia decurrens

Early black wattle, Green wattle

 

Acacia decurrens is a medium sized tree to 46' with dark green, ferny foliage.  In late winter and early spring, fragrant yellow, ball-shaped flowers appear.  This Acacia species is native to the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales and in ACT.  It is commonly found on shale outcrops.  It has naturalized in many parts of Australia, including Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.  It is commonly found associated with Eucalyptus forest and woodlands on heavy soils and is somewhat frost resistant.  Larvae of the common imperial blue butterfly feed on this tree. Frost tolerant and hardy to 20 degrees F.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Medium sized tree to 46'
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Rate Fast
Placement Sun
Culture 18" minimum annual rainfall
Native New South Wales, ACT
Family Mimosaceae
Key Benefits
bulletFragrant, yellow, ball shaped flowers
bulletFast growing accent tree
bulletEarly Spring bloomer
Problem Solving Features
bulletFast growing
bulletWithstands heat, drought, frosts
bulletProvides quick shelter or windbreak

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* Seed germinates best if given hot water soak or use scarified seed.  Place seed in near boiling water, soak for 24 hrs then sow.  Any floating seeds need additional hot water/soak treatment.  Sow seeds 1/8" deep, germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.

 

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