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Acacia implexa|Lightwood, Hickory Wattle

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Upright small tree with rough greyish bark.
Size (W x H)
5-15m x 4-7m
Sickle-shaped foliage 7-20cm x 6-25mm, with 3 slightly raised main veins.
Small clusters of scented ball-shaped flowerhead . Pods are very twisted. White seed stalks looped 1-2 times around the seed tip.
Flower colour
Flower time
December to March
Growing conditions
Found in shallow drier soils of open forests but adaptable to a variety of well drained conditions. Frost tolerant. Full sun, dappled or partial shade.
Commonly used for
Windbreak, shade, taller screen. Long lived tree. Autumn flowering is a feature.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Photo gallery
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory