Acacia melanoxylon or Tasmanian Blackwood or Australian Blackwood is found widely in Southern Australia native to coastal Queensland New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria and has been used as timber tree and shade trees for many years.
Grown for both the timber as well as a feature tree in parks gardens and commercial developments, this is a tree that grows well in a range of conditions. Wholesale growers offer a range of pot sizes for sale.
Extremely variable in growth habit depending on soil and moisture availability. Reaching around 30m in height and In good conditions growth rate is fast and it will self seed. Many smaller specimens are seen as well.
Acacia melanoxylon (Acacia Blackwood) is used as a shade tree as well as a screening tree, and its timber is valued for furniture. Also coppiced and used for firewood.
Small pale flowers cover the tree in spring. Frost tolerant and hardy in cooler climates Acacia melanoxylon is not really suited to warmer climates.
These are a tree that require good drainage, they require a good deep soil and are not suited to areas subject to soil compaction.
Over time they can reach a height of 20m under good conditions, usually 10 -5m. In an open position they will form a broad crown, in dense plantings growth will be open and foliage sparse.
- Botanical Name – Acacia melanoxylon
- Common Name – Blackwood tree
- Family – Mimosaceae
- Genus – Acacia
- Height – To 20 meters, usually 12m or so in cultivation.
- Spread – Crown of 4m plus.
- Foliage – Deep green
- Flowers – Creamy white to yellow.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Coastal conditions – Reasonable.
Acacia melanoxylon is is available for sale from the following Wholesale Nurseries
1750 Westernport Rd Heath Hill VIC 3981
Australias largest grower of semi advanced native and deciduous trees. .9 - 2.6mts high. Supplying councils, developers and landscapers. Includes Acacia implexa, acacia melanoxlylon.
"Propagation and Production of Native and Exotic Trees
with Natural Root Systems from 2 to 2,000 lts."
BUSHLAND FLORA (Wholesale) – phone: 03 9736 4364
PO Box 110 Mt Evelyn VIC 3796
Bushland Flora are suppliers od Australian native plants, specializing in indigenous tubestock, 14cm and 20cm pots. Grasses, trees, large shrubs, medium shrubs, tall shrubs and groundcovers. Includes Acacia cognata
CARAWAH NURSERY – phone: 59674244
15 Falls Road Hoddles Creek Victoria 3139
Wholesale propagators specialising in Australian Native Tubestock. Our list comprises of hard to grow and pictorial lines. Monthly & Annual Forward Order catalogue. Accredited to all States