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.

Family:Fabaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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