Acacia excelsa – Ironwood Wattle

A fine looking tree, important for shelter and shade in inland regions, this Acacia is hardy to both frost and drought and can live quite some time. The wood of this acacia is hard and has a beautiful grain. Flowering is somewhat subdued, and occurs intermittently according to rainfall. If it is a very dry year Acacia excelsa may not flower at all.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 15
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia excelsa
Common Name : Ironwood Wattle
Height : 25
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds