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Black Wattle

Acacia mearnsii

Also known as

Acácia-negra, Australian acacia, Australische Akazie, Swartwattel, Uwatela

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

6m

6m

Min

4m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Black Wattle Overview

This is a small or large evergreen tree. It usually grows to around 6m to 25m tall but can reach to a height of 25m.

Common problems with Black Wattle

How to propagate Black Wattle

Seed

Propagate by seed in the spring.

Cuttings

Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Black Wattle

Grown as an ornamental, for firewood, and for tannin. It has an important place in the ecology of its native Australia, binding soils and fixing nitrogen after wildfires and acting as a food source habitat for many native birds, marsupials and invertebrates.