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Acacia Melanoxylon Australian Blackwood

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pot size: 14cm
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This is a hardy shade or shelter tree that produces masses of pale yellow flowers in clusters from late winter to early spring. Acacia melanoxylon is a strong timber tree suitable for large areas such as playgrounds and parks. It is able to grow as tall as 30m in protected areas but is generally smaller, around the 15m mark, in more exposed and open conditions.
Acacia melanoxylon, commonly known as Australian Blackwood, is a tree species native to southeastern Australia. It belongs to the family Fabaceae and is one of the largest acacias, growing up to 15-20 meters tall.
The tree has dark, deeply fissured bark and produces dark green, glossy leaves that are compound and pinnate. In late winter and early spring, it produces fragrant, golden-yellow flowers in spherical clusters. These flowers are followed by long, narrow seed pods that turn brown as they mature.
Australian Blackwood is a versatile and highly valued tree species, prized for its fine-grained, attractive timber, which is used for furniture, cabinetry, flooring, and musical instruments. It is also used in agroforestry systems, as the tree's nitrogen-fixing ability improves soil fertility and can benefit crops grown nearby.
In addition to its economic value, Australian Blackwood has ecological significance as a habitat for wildlife, providing food and shelter for birds and other animals. The tree is relatively easy to grow and is adaptable to a range of soil types, although it prefers well-drained soils and full sun.
Acacia melanoxylon is available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.