A.implexa.JPG (21426 bytes)Acacia implexa:  is known as the Hickory Wattle. This is one of seven wattles that occur naturally on Yallaroo. In the eight years since cattle and sheep were removed, Acacia implexa has regenerated in large numbers. We now have dozens of this small tree on our 64 hectares. The bark is rough and grayish; the phyllodes are sickle-shaped and up to 20 cm long. The flowers are in racemes and are cream to pale yellow in colour. The principal flowering period is early to mid-summer. Sporadic flowering also occurs at other times.
Hickory Wattle is a very versatile plant. The leaves have been used for dyeing cloth, the bark for tanning leather and the wood for furniture manufacture and tool handles. The species also produces excellent firewood. Crimson Rosellas are partial to the ripening seeds.
Use the Hickory Wattle as a specimen plant, in windbreaks or in woodlots.
This season (summer 2002) our Hickory wattles are flowering profusely. They have not been influenced by the lengthy drought.
Acacia implexa occurs on the coast and ranges from Queensland to Victoria. There is also a population on King Island in Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania.
Propagate the Hickory Wattle from seed.