Acacia leiocalyx – Black Wattle

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 or small tree and provides colour in the garden from autumn through to spring with rod-shaped flower heads of a pale yellow colour.

Scientific Name:Acacia leiocalyx
Common Name:Wattle
Other Common Names:Black Wattle, Curracabah
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:4 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants