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|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds|
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