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.

Scientific Name:Acacia excelsa
Common Name:Ironwood Wattle
Other Common Names:Wallowa
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:3 ~ 25 metres
Width:5 ~ 15 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants