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Acacia mearnsii

Pronunciation: uh-KAY-shuh MEARN-zee-eye
Family: Fabaceae
Common Name: Black Wattle
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
Height to: 40ft
Width to: 30ft
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
  • 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11
  • 60 to 50ºF ZONE 12
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • late spring
  • early summer
  • mid summer
Bloom Description: Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) bears richly fragrant, pale yellow flowerheads, 1/4in (6mm) across
Soil Type: Under glass, grow in soil based potting mix. Outdoors, grow in moderately fertile, neutral to acidic soil.
Pests and Diseases: Indoors, spider mites may be a problem. Outdoors, mimosa webworms, scale insects and fungal leaf spots.
Propagation: Sow Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) seed in spring at not less then 64ºF/18ºC after soaking in warm water until swollen. Root semi ripe cuttings in summer
Native to: New South Wales, Victoria
Notes for Identification:

Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) is a spreading, evergreen tree producing 2-pinnate leaves, 3-6 inches (8-15cm) long, with 18-40 tiny, linear, gray green leaflets.

Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 1
Located in: Trees, Shrubs
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