Acacia doratoxylon: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as Currawong, Lancewood or Spearwood. The wood was used by Aboriginal people as shafts for spears. The species name means spear-like.
Acacia doratoxylon is a tall shrub or small tree. The phyllodes are long, narrow and ash grey in colour.
The flower heads are rod-shaped, bright yellow and appear in late spring. The foliage has been used as stock fodder during drought.
Acacia doratoxylon occurs in central New South Wales and extends into central Victoria.
This is an ornamental species that could be cultivated as a “stand alone” specimen or incorporated into shelterbelts and windbreaks.
Propagate from seed and cuttings.