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Acacia auriculiformis, Darwin Black Wattle, Ear Pod Wattle

Acacia auriculiformis

Darwin Black Wattle, Ear Pod Wattle
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Australia, New Guinea
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very fast growing, undemanding ornamental and shade tree. Honey-sweet, showy yellow flowers attract bees and butterflies. The plant is amazing in its ability to recolonize waste. Hard to kill. Can grow as much as 6-8 ft per season. Mature trees are medium sized. If you are looking for a fast result, this shade tree is for you. The plant is amazing in its ability to recolonize waste, paper mill sludge; even uranium spoils. This is the only tree found on a 20-year old uranium spoil. Cold hardy to some freeze.


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https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/acacia_auriculiformis.htm