Early Black Wattle, Green Wattle
Description: Erect, medium-sized tree to 15 m high with a green trunk and dark green bipinnate leaves. Very fine leaflets. Bears golden ball-shaped flowers in spring.
Distribution: Qld. and NSW (naturalized in Vic., Tas. and ACT).
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: A hardy tree in most situations. Very fast-growing but short lived as a result of borer attack.
Special horticultural attributes:
- Frost hardy (will tolerate frosts to -7 C )
- Suitable hedge or screen plant.
© Text derived from the Acacia sections
of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John
Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published
in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd