BLACK WATTLE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Early Green Wattle, Coast Green Wattle, Early Black Wattle, Sydney Green Wattle, Queen Wattle
The Black Wattle is a fast-growing tree growing from 2 m to about 15 m in height. The bark can be smooth or deeply fissured, and is brown to dark grey in colour. The leaves are fern-like (bipinnate) and dark green. New foliage has yellow tips. Yellow or golden yellow flowers are produced in winter and spring. The flowers are in dense clusters about 6 cm to 11 cm long, made up of many flower heads about 6 mm in diameter. The seed pods are flat and grow up to 10 cm long and 8 mm wide. The seeds are dark brown or reddish brown to black.
Black Wattle is found in open woodlands, dry sclerophyll forests roadsides, along creeks, disturbed sites, bushlands. It grows on shale and sandstone soils with where drainage is good.
Acacia decurrens is native to the tablelands of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory. It has become naturalised in most Australian states including Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. It has also naturalised in many other parts of the world including Africa, the Americas, Europe, New Zealand and Japan.
Height: 5m - 15m
Spread: 5m - 8m
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds
|Common Name:||Black Wattle|
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