How to Grow Acacia melanoxylon Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Australian Blackwood

Australian blackwood

Acacia melanoxylon (Australian blackwood), Leaves and flowers at MISC HQ Piiholo, Maui, Hawaii. photograph by Forest and Kim Starr, under creative commons licence.

Acacia melanoxylon

Flowering Acacia melanoxylon Shrub by Forest and Kim Starr, CC.

Australian blackwood Photograph

Australian blackwood Seed Pods by Forest and Kim Starr, CC.

Acacia melanoxylon Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acacia melanoxylon
  • Common Name: Australian blackwood
  • Growing Zone: USA: 9 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 960
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 144 to 480
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Brown, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seed
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: weevil
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Fire
  • Best Garden Use: Areas requiring pest tolerance, Specimen, Large Garden and Street Tree
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Closely Related Species: Cootamundra wattle; Wild Senna; Fenugreek; and Chinese Kidney Bean.California Redbud;
  • Miscellaneous: Entices birdlife to the garden, Non-native to North America, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Acacia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Acacia melanoxylon. You may also enjoy the following Fabaceae family growing guides: How to grow peas in your garden and Japanese Wisteria .

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