A. decurrens is normally an erect tree 5-15 m tall but sometimes attains 20-22 m under favorable conditions.Branching tends to be lateral and crown spread is up to 8 m across on the largest specimens. The bark is smooth, dark gray to almost black and may be fissured on mature plants. The bipinnate leaves are dark green and glossy. The inflorescence of A. decurrens is a raceme or panicle of globular flower heads. The pods are linear, brown, red-brown or dark brown to black, almost flat
Common name(s): Early green wattle, black wattle
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: July to September
Max reacahble height: Up to 22 m
Difficulty to grow:: Easy
Planting and care
A. decurrens occurs naturally mainly in eucalypt forests and woodlands.
Soil: Deep, light to medium, free-draining soils, moderately fertile soils
Temperature: 16 to 30 degrees C
Caring for Acacia Decurrens
Typical uses of Acacia Decurrens
Culinary use: A. decurrens is a deep rooted, drought-tolerant, nitrogen-fixing tree, widely planted to shade crops.