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Acacia melanoxylon


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Moist sheltered site in rich soil

Features: Dull green phyllodes; clusters of pale yellow globular flowers late winter?spring

Uses: Shade tree Tree for large landscapes Timber tree

Zones: 8-11

Description: From mainland eastern Australia and Tasmania, this tall symmetrical tree sometimes reaches a height of 100 ft (30 m) or more in tall wet forests, but is generally much shorter, with a short thick trunk, in cultivation. It has a spreading bushy crown of du

Growth Habit: Short trunk with spreading bushy crown

Comments: Prone to attack by mistletoe

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