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.

Scientific Name:Acacia aulacocarpa
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Brown Salwood, Hickory Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:6 ~ 20 metres
Width:7 ~ 10 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants