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 wattle that will reach around 15m in height and with large clusters of creamy white flowers in early summer is very attractive to bees.
A very ornamental tree threatened in its natural environment by clearing and logging, although some significant stands can be easily found at roadsides and a good specimen is growing in the National arboretum.
- Height – To around 15m
- Spread – will form a crown of 5 – 7 metres.
- Soil – Well drained and on the alkaline side.
- Position – Full Sun.
- 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.