Callicoma serratifolia – Black Wattle

An ornamental large shrub to small tree for temperate to subtropical areas, fast growing to around 8 metres in cultivation. It has attractive serrated shiny leaves with contrasting pale fuzzy undersides and the new growth is bronze coloured with rusty hairs. It flowers in late spring to early summer with lemon coloured fluffy flowers which resemble Acacia flowers, hence the common name. Australia’s early settlers used this plant to make buildings of wattle and daub too. It naturally grows in moist sheltered areas, but is reasonably adaptable. Good in sun or light shade. Frost tender when young, but frost tolerant once established.

Family : Cunoniaceae
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Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Moist moderate drainage
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Scientific Name: Callicoma serratifolia
Common Name : Black Wattle
Height : 12
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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