Black Wattle is a common name of a tree botanically called Acacia mearnsii, a medium sized tree growing up to 10m and is a fast grower. It flowers in spring and summer, giving off ball shaped flowers cream in colour.
A hardy plant, it is tolerant of drought and frost. It can also grow in either clay, loam or sand. Its seeds are harvested by some seeds and can be grown at least fifty years after it is produced by the tree