Acacia melanoxylon

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  • Fast growing, evergreen tree.
  • Spreading bushy crown with showy pale yellow clusters of flowers from late winter.
  • Nitrogen fixing in the soil.


  • Screening.
  • Erosion control on hillsides.
  • Wind shelter except in excessive wind zones.
  • Timber used by woodworkers.

Growing Conditions

  • Prefers lighter soils but still grows well in sand through to Moutere clay.
  • Needs full sun.


Height Width
5 year old tree 4.0m 2.0m
10 year old tree 8.0m 4.0m
Country of Origin:   Australia
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