5 Litre Pot – currently 4 feet tall
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Well drained
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Flowering Period: November- April
- Hardiness: H3. May need winter protection
- Eventual Height: 4 – 8m
- Eventual Spread: 2.5 – 4m
Acacia Gaulois Astier, also known as ‘Blue Wattle’ is a species of tree that is native to West Africa. The tree can grow up to 8 meters tall and has a narrow, upright crown with feathery, bluish-green leaves. The bark of the tree is dark grey or black and is deeply furrowed. The tree produces small, yellow or white flowers that are highly fragrant and are produced in clusters. These flowers are followed by long, narrow seed pods that are typically brown or grey in colour.
Acacia Gaulois Astier is a valuable species for its wood, which is considered to be strong and durable. It is used for construction, furniture, and other wood products. It can be used for providing firewood, charcoal and in the production of paper pulp. The tree can tolerate a wide range of soil types and climates, although it prefers well-drained soils and a tropical or subtropical climate. The tree can be propagated by seed or by cuttings and is considered to be a fast-growing species. It is also known for its medicinal properties and is used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments.