Bancroft Wattle

    (Acacia bancroftiorum)


Also known as: (mistaken locally for) Early Flowering wattle

  This very decorative, short lived wattle, flowers around May/June and grows to about 6 metres high with trunks to 150mm diameter. Often mistaken for Early Flowering Wattle (a.leiocalyx), it is easily identified by the conspicuous glands that appear as points along the leaf edge (some visible near the middle of the pics below).
Similar to other short-lived wattles, Bancroft wattle timber splits readily while drying but is more colourful than most. The wood is moderately heavy, is hard on tools and scrapes better than it slices. It tends to burnish when sanding but takes a finish very nicely.


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