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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.


Quick Acacia melanoxylon Growing and Care Guide

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

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 960
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 144 to 480
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Color of Bloom: Brown, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • 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
  • Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

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

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Fire
  • Best used in: Areas requiring pest tolerance, Specimen, Large Garden and Street Tree
  • Miscellaneous : Entices birdlife to the garden, Non-native to North America, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Acacia
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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