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Acacia mearnsii


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Black bark; shiny, dark green, bipinnate leaves; clusters of pale yellow globular flowers

Uses: Shade tree Parks Tree for large landscapes

Zones: 8-11

Description: This upright spreading tree to 30 ft (9 m) high is widespread, and common in open forests in southeastern Australia. It has a short trunk, blackish bark and a wide leafy crown of shiny, dark green, bipinnate leaves. The numerous pale yellow ball flowers a

Growth Habit: Erect spreading tree

Comments: Very fast growing; short lived

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