• Acacia mearnsii
  • Acacia mearnsii
  • Acacia mearnsii
  • Acacia mearnsii
    Acacia mearnsii

Acacia mearnsii

Black Wattle
Size: ex 1.5L pot

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Quick Overview

  • Fast-growing ornamental
  • One of the hardiest of the Acacias
  • Very delicate feather-like bipinnate foliage
  • Fluffy creamy-yellow and fragrant 'Mimosa' blossom

 

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Description

Acacia mearnsii, the Black Wattle, is a fast-growing Acacia that has proved to be one of the hardiest in the UK. Native to the South-Eastern states of Australia, including Tasmania, the Black Wattle has a tall growing greenish-black trunk, forming a canopy to 5 m of delicate compound bipinnate foliage that is so characteristic of the Acacias. The inflorescences - again characteristic of the genus - are racemes of creamy pale-yellow flowers arranged as globular heads on thick golden peduncles.

Here in the UK, the climate and cold weather create the natural limitations of growth for Acacia mearnsii and what in many warmer parts of the world is considered an invasive species here becomes an attractive small tree with a particularly delicate foliage.

Acacia mearnsii is a highly ornamental plant with a very attractive fragrant blossom and a gorgeous soft and very exotic-looking ferny foliage.

A legume, it will help to fix nitrogen into your soil and its large umbrella-like evergreen canopy can provide useful overhead protection for smaller more-tender plants growing below.

One of the world's most important tannin crops, Acacia mearnsii has also been used as a bio-fuel and source of charcoal.

Additional Information

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Family Fabaceae
Sub-Family Mimosoideae
Synonyms Acacia decurrens, Acacia decurrens var. mollis, Acacia mollissima, Albizia mearnsii, Racosperma mearnsii
Geographical Origin Australia: NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania
Cultivation Sheltered position in full sun or partial shade
Eventual Height 6-8 m
Eventual Spread 4-6 m
Hardiness Hardy down to at least -7 C it will probably take lower temperatures once established

Acacia mearnsii

Black Wattle
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£12.99
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