Acacia melanoxylon better known as the Australian Blackwood tree is a really nice small evergreen tree considered tender but I first saw growing away quiet happily in the gardens at Wakehurst Kew. The trees where around 4-6 metres high and looked spectacular in the late winter light their willow like deep green leaves looking lush in the greyness of a winters day. In addition to the attractive foliage, during early spring clusters of pale creamy white fragrant flowers are produced.
Keep It Alive
- Water an acacia once a week until your plant gets established, then only in hot weather, every three to four weeks.
- When you water, deeply soak the entire area under the canopy to avoid encouraging shallow roots.
- Provide good drainage.