Acacia aulacocarpa – Brown Salwood Wattle

This Acacia grows to a small or medium tree, and flowers quite abundantly with rod-shaped flowers appearing from late summer to mid-winter. It grows naturally in open forest and can also be found in rainforest where it can grow significantly higher. Not seen so much in cultivation, it is nonetheless a useful forest or screening tree and produces timber that can be used in cabinet work and for a variety of other purposes.
The roots also fix nitrogen in soil, making it a great plant for reforestation of poor soils.
There are also two interesting varieties:
var. macrocarpa Benth. – occurs in Qld and NT, flowers very prolifically.

var. fruticosa C. T. White – smaller and more shrub-like, it can be found on slopes of the Glasshouse Mountains in Qld at approximately 300m altitude, and bears rich orange-coloured flowers in early autumn.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 10
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia aulacocarpa
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 20
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Other insects