Buchan Blue Wattle or Limestone Wattle
Buchan Wattle or Acacia caerulescens is also known as the Limestone Blue Wattle and is native to areas of South Eastern Victoria, particularly the area from Buchan through to Lakes Entrance. Interestingly, this species was only identified in 1985.
This is an attractive Acacia Species that will reach around 15m in height and, with large clusters of creamy white flowers in early summer, is very attractive to bees.
This is a species that grows naturally in clay soils over limestone and is common around Buchan. It is listed as vulnerable/threatened.
A very ornamental tree threatened in its natural environment by clearing and logging, although some significant stands can be easily found on roadsides, and a good specimen is growing in the National Arboretum.
- Botanical name – Acacia caerulescens
- Family – Fabaceae
- Common names – Limestone Wattle, Buchan Blue Wattle
- Height – To around 10 – 15m
- Spread – will form a crown of 5 – 8m
- Soil – Well drained and on the alkaline side
- Soil moisture – Well drained, dry between watering
- Position – Full sun
- Foliage – Blue-green
- Flowers – Pale yellow
- Flowering period – Spring to summer
Acacia caerulescens is available for sale from the following nurseries
Wide range of advanced Deciduous & Evergreen trees to 3m. Including : Beeches, Casuarinas, Maples, Oaks, Ginkgo, Magnolia, Pyrus, Nothofagus, Araucarias and Buchan Wattle and Conifers. Servicing VIC, NSW, & SA.