Acacia melanoxylon or 'blackwood' is an iconic Australian tree famous for its timber which has been extensively used for quality specialist furniture timber since European settlement. It occurs naturally in the high rainfall regions in the Great Dividing range from North Queensland to the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia to the west. Blackwood also occurs extensively throughout Tasmania where it grows to a very large tree.
Acacia melanoxylon (blackwood) grows to a large tree of over 10 or 15 metres on preferred fertile sites but quite often in cultivation it will tend to be smaller at maturity. It has dense foliage which makes this an ideal choice for a screen or shelter belt. Pale yellow flowers in Spring. Cold and frost tolerant and low flammability
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Notes on Maps.
Generally, the concentrated clusters of markers represent the geographical range where this species occurs naturally. Outlying markers and geographically disassociated markers represent observations of the species in cultivation and/or recorded in herbaria etc.
These maps are provided by, and are used with the permission of, Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH)