Tree to 10 Metres


Common tree that grows virtually anywhere. Ball-shaped CREAMY-WHITE flowers with a faint sweet perfume.
Very fast-growing versatile tree. Fantastic for revegetating degraded areas and providing shelter for other young native plants.

Important habitat tree.

Natural Habitat: Eucalypt Forest

Aspect: Full Sun / Semi-Shade

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable, prefers moist

Special Features:
• Good for Erosion Control and Revegetation
• Valuable Timber Tree
• Host tree for indigenous Butterfly Larvae

Garden Styles:

  • Gardens for Biodiversity
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Revegetation garden

Extra information:

Australian National Botanic garden – Aboriginal Plant Use Trail

Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood):

The wood of Blackwood, being very hard and close-grained, was used in Victoria for spear-throwers and shields; the bark was infused in water to bathe rheumatic joints, and the inner bark was used to make string.