Hakea Wattle, Western Black Wattle, Hakea-leaved Wattle, Black Wattle, Hakea Acacia, Hakea Leaf Wattle.
Refers to likeness of "leaves" to those of some Hakeas.
Presence in Australia
Common in areas west of the Olympic Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, WA.
Woodland and mallee, on sand.
Erect or spreading hairless shrub, mostly 1-6m high. Smooth or finely fissured grey-brown bark and angled or flattened branchlets.
Distinguish from Drooping Wattle (A. difformis) by "leaf". Drooping Wattle has lighter green "leaf" and flattened "leaf" stem.
Medium to well-drained light to heavy soils. Partial or full sun. Very hardy. Withstands frosts and extended dry periods.
Moderate growth rate. Lifespan up to several decades. Not known to be eaten by livestock.
Golden-yellow, usually Jul-Nov.
Early Dec to late Jan.
From scarified seed (±12 viable seeds per gram), or cuttings.
Frequently forms dense thickets. Establishes readily when direct seeded.
Shade and shelter
Excellent low-level cover in windbreaks.
Useful for controlling soil erosion due to soil-binding fibrous roots. Legume, improves soil fertility by "fixing" nitrogen.
Good habitat. Flowers are a food source for native insects and birds.
Excellent ornamental due to quick growth, prolific flowers and dark foliage.