Acacia mearnsii (Syn Acacia mollissima)

Black Wattle, Late Black Wattle


Acacia mearnsii appears to be a popular species for Sugar Gliders. Although we are not in the business of determining nutritional needs of Sugar gliders, this acacia species is reported to be one of their favorites.  This species can grow into a tree up to 30' and is moderately frost tolerant.  The flowers are cream, ball-shaped flowers in spring.  For more information on gliders, see this link: Gliders  Widely distributed throughout the eastern coastal areas of Australia.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Tree to 30'
Flower Color Cream
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture 18" minimum annual rainfall
Native New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania
Family Mimosaceae
Key Benefits
bulletPopular for sugar glider owners
bulletCream, ball shape flowers in spring
bulletMedium tree to 30'
Problem Solving Features
bulletVery hardy
bulletFast growing
bulletFrost tolerant

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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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