Acacia melanoxylon

Blackwood Acacia
Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

40′ x 20′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Desert Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 13-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8B-10B

Fast-growing evergreen tree with an upright growth-habit to 40′ tall x 20′ wide. This tough, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant species forms a slightly-pyramidal to rounded crown of narrow, medium-green leaves accented with creamy-white, powder-puff-like flowers that appear near the branch tips late-winter into spring. Flowers are followed by interesting, curly, light-brown seed pods. The roots of this species can be invasive, which should be considered when choosing a planting location. Highly adaptable, growing from the low deserts to coastal ranges, this durable species is well-suited for open areas that can accommodate its generous growth. While able to withstand periods of drought, a more robust-growing specimen is achieved with moderate watering. Thrives in a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 8B-10B
Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 13-24

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