Blackwood - local native (Acacia melanoxylon)


A tree. The dull green leaves are broader towards the tip and usually have blunt tips. Pale flowers in winter and spring. The flower balls are in short sprays. Uncommon near Castlemaine, where it usually grows along major streams. It is moderately common on Mt Alexander.

In wetter forests it can grow into a large tree.

1: Blackwood planted as a street tree. Ocean Grove. 2, 3: Mt Alexander where it is rather abundant. 4: Seedlings retain the true leaves for up to 2 years from germination. Eildon.