Acacia melanoxylon

Blackwood

 

Blackwood is a large tree to about 60' and features pale, cream, ball-shaped flowers in spring.   The leaves are long and a deep, olive green color.  It is a hardy shade or shelter tree and provides good cabinet timber.  Widely distributed throughout Australia in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Somewhat frost resistant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Large tree to 60'
Flower Color Cream, ball shaped
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture 20" minimum annual rainfall
Native Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia
Family Mimosaceae
Key Benefits
bulletFast growing, large tree species
bulletExcellent shade or shelter tree
bulletGood for timber production
Problem Solving Features
bulletLow maintenance
bulletUseful for erosion control
bulletLong-lived species

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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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