Acacia

Acacia, commonly known as the wattles or acacias, is a large genus of shrubs, lianas and trees in the subfamily Mimosoideae of the pea family Fabaceae.

Botanical name Common name Suitable for Tolerates Height Soil Available
A. BOORMANII snowy river wattle S/R, O, B, F, Ri F, S 3-5m M
A. COVENYI blue bush S/R, I, B, H F to 5m M
A. DEALBATA silver wattle S/R, B, Ri F, S 3-20m
A. GENISTIFOLIA spreading wattle S/R, B 1-3m D1
A. FALCIFORMIS hickory wattle S/R F, S to 10m D
A. IMPLEXA S/R, I, B F 5-15m D
A. KYBEANENSIS S/R, I, B F, S 3m W, M
A. MELANOXYLON S/R, T, I, B F, S, SL 8-10m
A. OXEDRUS spike wattle S/R, B, O SL 1-9m Sandy soil
A. MEARNSII black wattle S/R, I, B F 5-15m D
A.PRAVISSIMA ovens wattle S/R, O, B, F F, S 3-8m D, M
A. RUBIDA red stem wattle S/R, I, B F 2-10m D, M
A. TERMINALIS sunshine wattle S/R, B 1-5m poorer shallow soil
A. OBLIQUINERVIA mountain hickory S/R, O, B F, S 3-15m
A.VESTITA hairy wattle S/R, O, B, F F, S 1-4m D
ATRIPLEX HALIMUS salt bush R, fodder F 2m D

Key

Suitable for
S/R shelterbelt/revegetation
H hedging
O ornamental
T timber
M tolerates most soils
Fo foliage
B bird attracting
D dry or well-drained
W woodlot
Ri riparian
Soil
M tolerates most soils
D dry or well-drained
W wet
Tolerates
F frost
S snow well-drained
SL salt