Acacia leiocalyx – Black Wattle

Acacia leiocalyx is not commonly cultivated, but it makes a great species for a number of situations and specifically grows well in coastal areas. This species grows to a large shrub to small tree and provides colour in the garden from autumn through to spring with rod-shaped flower heads of a pale yellow colour. As it is tall growing but short lived, it is not recommended as a garden plant.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia leiocalyx
Common Name : Wattle
Height : 8
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects