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Earleaf Acacia, Northern Black Wattle
Scientific Name: Acacia auriculiformis Cunn. ex Benth.
Synonym: Racosperma auriculiforme
Family: Fabaceae
Earleaf Acacia, Northern Black Wattle (Acacia  auriculiformis)
Acacia auriculiformis, leaves and seed pods, Photo by Forest & Kim Starr, # starr-031013-8001
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Indonesia, widely introduced in other tropical areas for pulpwood and fuelwood

Growth Habits: Compact evergreen tree or large shrub, up to 40 feet tall (15 m), 25 feet spread (7.5 m) ; young growth glaucous. alternate, simple, blade-like leaf-looking phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks), 5 to 8 inches long (12-20 cm), 3 (to 7) main parallel veins.

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits:
The Earleaf Acacia bears attractive flowers in loose, yellow-orange mimosa-like spikes.

Fruiting Habits:
flat, oblong twisted legumes, with flat black seeds attached to the pod by orange strings.

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