Black Wattle

Black Wattle

Acacia leiocalyx

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Care Information

Common uses:

Supports wildlife, Drought tolerant, Fast growing, Nitrogen fixing, Soil improver, Wind protection, and Erosion control

Expected Height Range:

5 m - 15 m

Spread Range:

2 m - 5 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun

Flower Season/s:

Winter and Spring

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:

Perennial

Habitat:

Found across Queensland into New South Wales, naturally occurs in open forests, woodland areas, and along forest margins.

Leaf information:

Slightly curved long narrow leaves

Preferred Soil:

Highly adaptable, but prefers well drained soils

Known for its rapid growth and the way it enhances biodiversity by attracting beneficial insects and bird species to the garden. This plant is also resilient to drought conditions and has an ability to improve soil health through nitrogen fixation.

Care Considerations:

Can benefit from occasional mulching to retain soil moisture and reduce weed competition. Generally rather self-sufficient a light pruning can help manage its shape and encourage more vibrant growth. Fertiliser is typically unnecessary.
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