Height: 40'; Spread: 20'
Evergreen; conical or rounded form, dense upright branching habit.
Dull, dark-green, 2-4" oblong leaves.
2-3" axillary racemes of fragrant, 1/4", white-cream colored flowers. Not showy.
2-4" purple-brown legumes. May be twisted or flat. Appear in summer.
Slightly rough, dark brown may look almost black, scaly fissures.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
High. Water deeply to discourage shallow roots. Prune sucker growth.
Drought (once established); poor soils; hot dry climates; smog; medium winds.
- Special Considerations:
Canopy may grow too large for some street-side locations. Roots are invasive towards water sources, but typically do not break concrete.
- Notable Traits:
Native to the eastern and southeastern coasts of mainland Australia and the Australian island state of Tasmania. Very good as a solid screen tree.