Boree, Weeping Myall, Myall, Acacia Pendula Population In The Hunter Catchment, Balaar, Bastard Gidgee, Nilyah, Silver Leaf Boree, Silver-leaf Boree, True Myall.
From Latin pendulus, pendulous or hanging, referring to habit.
Presence in Australia
Mainly west of Olympic Highway on lower country and plains.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA.
Major river floodplains, and the Riverine Plain, sometimes as dominant species on heavy clay soils. Often in large stands.
Erect or spreading tree, 5-13m high. Rounded grey-green crown of conspicuously drooping "leaves" and branchlets. Fissured grey bark.
Good soils - rich alluvial, clays or black soils with adequate ground water. Frost resistant.
Relatively slow-growing. Relatively palatable to livestock. During drought trees lopped for fodder. Coppices, although very old trees damaged by lopping and may die. Prone to use by the Bag-shelter moth, which occasionally kills trees. Suitable for fire-prone areas.
Golden-yellow, mainly summer to autumn. Irregular, depending on season.
Early Oct to Jan.
From seed (6-28 viable seeds per gram). Immerse seeds in hot water at 90oC for about one minute, before drying and sowing.
From seed if livestock fenced out. Coppices after fire.
Shade and shelter
Useful medium-level cover in windbreaks.
Legume - improves soil fertility through "fixing" nitrogen.
Excellent. Was used extensively.
Reasonable quality. Hard, heavy, dark and attractively marked, with violet-like fragrance. Used for fence posts and manufacturing trinket boxes and similar items.
Excellent habitat. Provides useful supplies of pollen. Often eaten by Procession caterpillars. Seeds eaten by parrots.
Boomerangs made from wood.
Very attractive ornamental, due to weeping grey foliage.
Valuable drought fodder.