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Acacia melanoxylon


Description: Variable tree reaching 30 m in deep gullies. Phyllodes are lanceolate to 16 cm. Cream ball-shaped flowers occur in spring.
Distribution: Qld., NSW, ACT, Vic., Tas., SA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: A hardy shade or shelter tree. Most situations are suitable. Good timber tree. Flowers are not obvious. Very prone to borer attack in warmer areas. Has become a weed in South Africa.
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© 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