Acacia leiocalyx is not commonly cultivated, but it makes a great species for a number of situations and specifically grows well in coastal areas. This species grows to a large shrub to small tree and provides colour in the garden from autumn through to spring with rod-shaped flower heads of a pale yellow colour. As it is tall growing but short lived, it is not recommended as a garden plant.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia leiocalyx|
|Other Common Names:||Black Wattle, Curracabah|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||6 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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