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Acacia elata


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Acacia
                        Specie: Acacia elata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Dark green bipinnate leaves with long leaflets; pale yellow flowers in summer

Uses: Shade tree Bird-attracting plant Windbreaks

Zones: 9-11

Description: One of the tallest of the wattles, up to 60 ft (18 m) high, this erect tree occupies moist sheltered forests in coastal eastern Australia. The dark green bipinnate leaves have relatively long individual leaflets and resemble the peppercorn tree (Schinu

Growth Habit: Erect tree with open habit and low spreading branches

Comments: Frost tender when young

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