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
• Good for Erosion Control and Revegetation
• Valuable Timber Tree
• Host tree for indigenous Butterfly Larvae
- Gardens for Biodiversity
- Birds and Butterflies
- Revegetation garden
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.