33 Types of Acacia Wood | Trees, Shrubs and Various Species

Acacia wood has been used in many different ways over the centuries, but did you know that there are dozens of different types of acacia wood? The possibilities with this wood are endless, so let’s take a look at the 33 most common types of acacia wood, and their properties.

The Acacia tree is native to the Fabaceae family (Pea family). This tree has 1300 species out of which 1000 belong to Australia. About 8% of the land is covered with thick forests of trees.

These trees are fast-growing and have long roots that disperse in the ground vastly. These trees are spread in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America.

Furthermore, since these trees come from various species therefore the color and designs, and height of these trees depend on them.

The flower color of each species can also vary. Most of the trees have cream or light yellow color of flowers. The leaves of the acacia tree have a delicate design and are dense. The flowers of this tree are found in clusters and they have small beautiful petals. Moreover, some species have petioles that connect the leaves to the branches.

In addition, some of the species have a stem that is named cladode. These trees grow in the tropical and subtropical regions and consume less amount of water.

Types of Acacia Wood – 33 Different Trees and Shrubs

Acacia wood has numerous types as 1300 species have varying characters such as colors, tree height, grain pattern, wood density, Janka hardness, crushing strength, etc. Therefore, the varying traits of acacia wood mean that it belongs to a specific species. These trees are evergreen plants with thick leaves.

Moreover, the acacia tree is an eminent tree having stunning wood, beautiful flowers, and deep colors with some spiritual meanings as well. Here we will discuss the 33 most common types of acacia wood.

1. Acacia Koa

Acacia Koa

It has the name “Koa” in Hawaii which means brave. It is the second most common tree there. The koa trees are mostly in the Hawai’i, Maui, and O’ahu.

Native Area: Hawaiin

Common Name: Acacia Koa

Tree Size: 30m (attains in five years)

Properties

It is a large tree with a very good height and width. The Koa tree grows with a height of 49-82 ft. It spreads in the area of 20-39 ft. The acacia koa wood goes 30m deep with a circumference of 6 m in the soil. It grows 30 m high in five years.

The leaves of the acacia koa tree are 7-25 cm long and 0.5-2.5 wide when it becomes mature. Initially, the koa plant has 12-24 leaflets when it is a baby plant.

The flowers of this tree may rise seasonally. It also depends on the area this tree grows. These flowers are pale yellow having spherical petals of 8-10mm in diameter.

In addition, the fruit grows when the koa is between the age of 5 to 30 years. The fruit of koa is called pods. It has 7.5-15 cm length and 1.5-2.5 cm width.

2. Acacia Melanoxylon

Acacia Melanoxylon

Melanoxylon is also known as blackwood acacia. This tree has beautiful flowers in cream color with purple fruit. Its evergreen leaves give a refreshing sight.

Native Area: Sout-Eastern Australia

Common Name: Blackwood Acacia

Tree Size: 40 – 50 ft

Properties

The acacia melanoxylon tree grows 40-50 ft high with a dense crown of leaves in a spherical shape. This type of tree grows very well in the USDA zones. It demands sunlight and can bear some shadow for better growth.

Additionally, the leaves of the blackwood acacia have silvery-green colors which are oblong to oval-shaped.

The appearance of these flowers is puffy because of the fine stamens. These flowers have a creamy white color. Lastly, the melanoxylon tree grows very fast.

3. Acacia Saligna

Acacia Saligna

Acacia Saligna is a very famous type of acacia tree having many other names such as coojong, and golden wreath wattle, and in Africa, its name is Port Jackson Willow.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Coojong

Tree Size: 8 meters

Properties

The acacia saligna tree is a small dense tree. It has a small trunk and grows up to 8 meters high. It also has phyllodes just like other species.

At the base of the phyllode, there is a sugary substance that this tree produces. This becomes the reason for the attraction of many insects.

Its leaves are 25 cm long. Additionally, this tree grows vastly in soils having low nutrients. Furthermore, the saligna tree can grow on a large scale outside its native region as well.

4. Acacia Buxifolia

Acacia Buxifolia

It is commonly known as a box-leaf wattle. It is native to eastern Australia. There are many acacia buxifolia trees in this region.

Native Area: Eastern Australia

Common Name: Box-leaf wattle

Tree Size: 13 ft 1 in

Properties

This species of acacia tree grows 13 ft 1 in high with 2-3 meters of width. It has long and flat branches.

Like many other species, it also has phyllodes that are 10 to 45 mm in length and 2 to 11 mm wide. The season of flowers starts from July to November.

Furthermore, the flowers appear in bunches of 2 to 14. These flowers have a beautiful bright yellow color.

Additionally, the pods (fruit) of these trees are curvy or straight which are 30 to 70 mm long and 5 to 8 mm wide.

5. Acacia Longifolia

Acacia Longifolia

Longifolia is an evergreen bushy shrub and these trees are very fast at growing. Acacia longifolia is a small tree that grows up to a certain height.

Native Area: South-eastern Australia

Common Name: Long-leaved wattle

Tree Size: 6-8 meter

Properties

Its flowers grow with a nice yellow color that are fluffy. These trees can bear the dust, wind, and pollution.

Furthermore, these trees need sun and partly shadow for their growth. The lifespan of Acacia longifolia trees is 5 to 8 years.

These trees require solid land that is properly drained. It is important to make sure they have enough watering otherwise these plants can die.

6. Acacia Acuminata

Acacia Acuminata

The other names for acacia acuminata are mangart and jam and it belongs to the Fabaceae family. This type of acacia tree is very common in Western Australia.

Native Area: Western Australia

Common Name: Mangart and Jam

Tree Size: 3-7m

Properties

The ideal height of the acacia acuminata tree is 10 m while normally it grows up to 3-7m high. However, in most cases, it does not grow more than 5 meters.

In addition, it also has phyllodes in place of real leaves. These are 10 cm long and 10mm wide. The flowering season starts from the late winter to spring.

The pods of this tree are flat and light brown. These pods are 10 cm long and again 5mm wide. Like acacia seeds, its seeds contain 45% protein, 28% fats, and 15% carbohydrates. The seeds are in a shiny brown color.

7. Acacia Auriculiformis

Acacia Auriculiformis

This species of acacia tree has so many names such as auri, ear leaf acacia, earpod wattle, northern black wattle, tan wattle, and Papuan wattle in Bengali.

It is a fast-growing tree that again belongs to the Fabaceae family. The acacia auriculiformis belongs to Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

Native Area: Australia, Indonesia

Common Name: Auri, ear leaf acacia, tan wattle

Tree Size: 30m

Properties

This type of acacia tree grows up to 30m tall and has 47,000 seeds per kilogram. The trunk of this tree is 12 long and 50cm wide. The roots spread vastly and are shallow.

Furthermore, the leaves are 10-16 cm long and 1.5-2.5 wide. While the flowers of acacia auriculiformis are in pairs 8cm in length.

They have a creamy yellow color which looks super soothing. Additionally, the pods of this tree are flat, glaucous, cartilaginous, and have thin veins. These pods are 6.5cm long and 1.5cm wide.

Moving on the seeds that are present inside the pods are 4-6mm long and 3-4mm wide. They are broad and elliptical.

8. Acacia Pendula

Acacia Pendula

Pendula is one of the popular types of acacia wood. The common names of acacia pendula are weeping myall, true myall, silver-leaf boree, and myall. This tree is native to Australia which means it is widely grown in that region.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Myall

Tree Size: 5 -13 mm

Properties

The tree grows up to 5-13mm in height and 4-6m in width. It spreads vastly and stays erect. The acacia pendula have hard bark on its trunk.

Furthermore, it has phyllodes that are 4-14cm long and 3 -10mm wide. These leaves are very narrow and elliptical.

It blooms yellow flowers in summer and autumn from November to May. This tree is a perfect sight when the flowers blossom. In addition, the spherical flowers are 3-7 mm in diameter and are 10 to 20 in number.

The seeds are gathered in October and January while the length of the seeds is 3-9cm and 10-20 mm in width.

9. Acacia Mangium

Acacia Mangium

Acacia mangium is a flowering tree that is native to the Pea family. This tree is from northeastern Queensland in Australia. Its common names include hickory wattle, black wattle, mangium, and forest mangrove.

Native Area: Northeastern Queensland Australia

Common Name: Hickory wattle, black wattle, Mangium

Tree Size: 30 m

Properties

It is 30 meters tall having a straight trunk. This tree grows very fast in fertile, well-drained soils. The soil depth can affect the growth of this tree.

In addition, the mangium tree is also beneficial for the forests and ecosystems. There is an increasing growth rate of acacia Mangium in Asia, Indonesia, Africa, and America. It also restores the diminished lands and is helpful for biodiversity.

10. Acacia Aneura

Acacia Aneura

The common names for acacia aneura are mulga and true mulga. This type of acacia is very common in Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Mulga, True Mulga

Tree Size: 49 ft

Properties

These trees are in the shape of phyllodes and pods. It is up to 49 ft high and spreads widely. The Aneura tree has a very long lifespan of 200-300 years.

Furthermore, the phyllodes are thick and have a high level of oil. During the dry seasons, most of the leaves fall and the nutrients recycle.

The phyllodes do not absorb the sunlight but the evening light. When there is rainfall the branches and the phyllodes absorb the water. Moreover, the roots of the acacia aneura need moisture.

11. Acacia Baileyana

Acacia Baileyana

The common name of Acacia baileyana is Cootamundra wattle. It was named after a botanist named Fredrick Manson Bailey. Baileyana is very common in many territories of Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Cootamundra Wattle

Tree Size: 5-8 meters

Properties

The Baileyana wattles have beautiful flowers in golden color. These flowers have prominent stamens and are spherical.

Furthermore, these flowers also produce honey which has so many benefits. It is 5-8 meters long and 3-5 meters wide.

These trees are huge and have small shrubs. It has sharp thorns and is widely found in the tropical regions of Australia.

12. Acacia Suaveolens

Acacia Suaveolens

It is also known as sweet acacia or wattles and is native to Australia. This acacia species grow very fast.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Sweet wattles

Tree Size: 3.5 meters

Properties

The tree grows up to 0.3 to 3.5 meters high and has a smooth bark in purplish color. This tree has phyllodes in blue-green color.

Furthermore, the flowers of acacia Suaveolens grow in April and September. These are in pale yellow.

The pods of the tree are 2-5 cm long and 8-19 mm wide. Additionally, these species occur in dry soils and forests.

13. Acacia Cambagei

Acacia Cambagei

The common names of acacia cabbage include gidgee, stinking wattle, and stinking gidgee. This tree is native to Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Stinking wattle

Tree Size: 15-40 ft

Properties

This tree usually has a height of 15-40 ft. It has silver-gray leaves of 1.5 to 5.5 inches in length.

In addition, the flowers of Cambagei blossom in autumn and spring. These flowers are yellow. These are spherical and have a small size.

This tree is very common in deserts and watering it can form more woods. These trees grow extensively in the moist soil.

14. Acacia Obtusifolia

Acacia Obtusifolia

The acacia obtusifolia is a small tree that is also known as blunt leaf wattle. This type of acacia tree belongs to Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Blunt leaf wattle

Tree Size: 5-50 ft

Properties 

These trees require complete sunlight and grow very fast. It typically grows up to 5 to 50 feet long.

Furthermore, the blunt leaf wattle grows in the 9-11 USDA zones. The flowers of obtusifolia grow from December through February. They have a paler yellow color.

This family of acacia trees can survive the cold temperature to -6C.

15. Acacia Peuce

Acacia Peuce

This group of acacia trees is commonly known as Birdsville wattle, waddy, waddi, or waddy wood and is native to central Australia.

Native Area: Central Australia

Common Name: Birdsville wattle

Tree Size: 49-59 ft

Properties

This tree is about 49 to 59 ft high while having short and thick branches. The dark bark is covering the branches and the trunk.

In addition, the wood of this tree is very hard and dense. The phyllodes are dull green and is 8-12 cm long and 1mm wide.

This acacia tree has a lifespan of 200 years and grows gradually. Some of the groups of acacia peuce can survive about 500 years.

Moreover, the flowering of the tree starts in autumn and spring. They have a pale yellow color having long and flat seeds.

16. Acacia Oxycedrus

Acacia Oxycedrus

The oxycedrus is the unique family of acacia trees. It is native to Australia. The common name for this tree is spike wattle.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Spike Wattle

Tree Size: 3-10 ft

Properties

The tree has 3 to 10 feet in height and grows fastly in the sunlight. Its height goes up to 1 to 3 meters and 2 meters in width.

Furthermore, the phyllodes of the tree have prominent veins. These phyllodes are longitudinal and solid.

The flowers of this tree grow from July to October. They have a pale yellow color and are in the cylindrical shape of 4-10 cm and 3-6 mm wide.

17. Acacia Dealbata

Acacia Dealbata
Acacia Dealbata

The common names for this acacia tree are silver wattle, blue wattle, or mimosa. This tree belongs to southeastern Australia. These trees grow very fast in warm tropical areas.

Native Area: Southeastern Australia

Common Name: Silver wattle

Tree Size: 30m

Properties

It is one of the fastest-growing trees which is 30m tall. The leaves of the tree have a beautiful shade from blue-green to silver-gray. These leaves are 17cm long and 11cm wide.

Furthermore, the bright yellow flowers from bunches on the tree look stunning. The fruit of this tree is flat, 2 to 11.5 cm long, and 6-14mm broad. These trees do not live more than 30-40 years.

18. Acacia Genistifolia

Acacia Genistifolia

The common name of Acacia Genistifolia is spreading wattle or early wattle. It is native to southeastern Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Spreading wattle

Tree Size: 3m tall

Properties

These trees are 3m tall have phyllodes that are 15-30 mm tall and have a sharp ending point.

Furthermore, Its beautiful flowers are in a creamy pale yellow color that forms spherical clusters. Each cluster contains 12 to 25 flowers.

In addition, these flowers lead to seeds that are 4 to 11 cm long and 4 to 7mm wide. The pods of the tree are 3.5 to 5.5 mm long.

19. Acacia Confusa

Acacia Confusa

Acacia confusa belongs to Southeast Asia. There are some common names for the tree such as petit Feuille, small philippine, or Formosa.

Native Area: Southeast Asia

Common Name: Formosa acacia, small philippine acacia

Tree Size: 15m

Properties

The tree grows 15m tall and is vastly found in the tropical pacific regions including Hawaii. It has green leaves that are long and beautiful yellow flowers having a soft fragrance. Moreover, the fruit of the tree has a dark brown color and each fruit contains 8 seeds.

20. Acacia Boormanii

Acacia Boormanii

Boormanii is a group of acacia trees that grows in the river water. It is a very quickly growing tree and belongs to Australia. Additionally, it quickly spreads by absorbing the water.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Snowy river wattle

Tree Size: 6-16 feet

Properties

The tree grows up to 6 to 16 feet tall and grows well in the sunlight and partly in shadow. Its stunning silver branches have small green leaves which shows a perfect combination. The phyllodes of the tree are 8cm long.

Moreover, the lemon-yellow flowers look lovely and last only for four to six weeks. It is one of the most popular types of acacia wood.

21. Acacia Rubida

Acacia Rubida

The acacia rubida is commonly known as red stem wattle or red-leaved wattle. It is native to eastern Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: red stem wattle

Tree Size: 2 to 10 m

Properties

The tree has a brown bark and it is 2 to 10m tall. Its reddish to gray-green leaves are so enchanting. These leaves are 5 to 20 cm long and 8 to 25 mm wide.

In addition, the beauty of this species lies in the combination of flowers. The light pale yellow to bright yellow flowers look stunning.

These flowers bloom between July and November. They are in the form of groups of 5 to 29 flowers in each. They have a diameter of 5 to 7 mm. Moreover, the flowers contain long seeds of 4 to 12 cm and 6 to 9 mm wide.

22. Acacia Redolens

Acacia Redolens

These acacia trees are also called trailing acacia or desert carpet, bank catclaw. It is very common in hillside areas mostly in southern California. Additionally, these trees are also native to Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: desert carpet, Bank Catlaw

Tree Size: 3 meters

Properties

The shrubs of the tree are of medium size of 0.5 to 3 meters. It rarely goes up to 0.5 to 3 m.

Furthermore, the yellow flowers have an intense fragrance of vanilla. This tree grows up to 0.5 to 3 meters. These flowers bloom starting from August to October.

The base of the flowers is on the stamens that are present on the axils of the leaves. Its legumes are 25 mm long and 6 mm wide. Moreover, the flowers of the tree bloom from February through May.

23. Acacia Verticillata

Acacia Verticillata

The common names of acacia verticillata are prickly-leaved wattle, star-leaved acacia, and prickly mimosa. It is native to southeastern Australia.

Native Area: Eastern Australia

Common Name: prickly-leaved wattle, star-leaved acacia, and prickly mimosa

Tree Size: 10 m

Properties

The tree maximum grows up to 10m tall and spreads vastly. It has 2 mm long branchlets. It also has phyllodes like many other acacias.

Furthermore, these phyllodes grow in bunches and cover the whole tree. They are green in color and are 5 to 25 m long and 1 to 7 mm wide. These phyllodes blossom between July and December. Moreover, the spherical flowers are 4.5 cm and have thick growth.

In addition to it, this tree produces pods that are 2 to 8 cm long and 3 to 5 mm wide.

24. Acacia Pravissima

Acacia Pravissima

It has some common names such as Ovens wattle, wedge-leaved wattle, and Tumut wattle. This species of acacia tree belongs to Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Ovens wattle, wedge-leaved wattle, and Tumut wattle

Tree Size: 0.5 to 3 m

Properties

These trees have a height of 0.5 to 3 m and they can go up to 8 m tall. The branches of acacia pravissima spread widely.

It also has phyllodes and they are so many based on the short stems. These phyllodes are 7 to 16 cm long and 5 to 14 mm wide.

Furthermore, it has a round shape of flowers in a golden color that looks elegant. Each flower has a 5 to 6 mm diameter.

The pods are 8 cm long and 6-9 mm wide in an oblong shape. Moreover, the seeds are black and 3 to 5 mm long.

25. Acacia Myrtifolia

Acacia Myrtifolia

The common names of this acacia group are myrtle wattle and red stem wattle. It is very common in coastal areas and eastern Australia.

Native Area: Eastern Australia

Common Name: myrtle wattle, and red stem wattle

Tree Size: 0.3 to 3 m

Properties

The tree has small shrubs and grows 0.3-3 m tall and 2-3 m wide. The color of the bark is gray and it is smooth.

Furthermore, the red branches of the tree give a unique appearance. The phyllodes are 2-9 cm long and 0.5-3 cm wide.

The flowers are pale yellow or creamy white and bloom in the winter and spring. These flowers are 6 to 13 mm in diameter.

In addition, the pods of this acacia are 4 to 7 cm long and are in curvy shape. These fruits become brittle in dry regions.

26. Acacia Implexa

Acacia Implexa

The common names of acacia implexa are lightwood and hickory wattle. It grows swiftly and is native to Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: lightwood and hickory wattle

Tree Size: 5 to 15 m

Properties

The tree grows up to 5 to 15 m tall and 4 to 10 m wide. The stems of this group are grayish.

Furthermore, the phyllodes are green and 20 cm long, and 6 to 25 mm wide. These phyllodes have 3 to 7 nerves on top.

The flowers bloom in a cream color and form a spherical shape. These are 5 to 6 mm in diameter and are 30 to 52 flowers. Additionally, the pods of this species are 25 cm long and 4 to 7 mm wide.

27. Acacia Concurrens

Acacia Concurrens

The other names of acacia concurrent are curracabah and black wattle and it is native to eastern Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: Curracabah and black wattle

Tree Size: 10 m

Properties

These acacia trees are 10 m tall and the green phyllodes have an oblate shape. The gray-black bark has a fibrous structure. They are 16 cm long.

Furthermore, it produces bright yellow flowers between March and September. The flowers are 3.5 to 11 cm long.

This tree produces pods that contain brownish-black seeds that are 3.5 to 4.5 mm long.

28. Acacia Paradoxa

Acacia Paradoxa

Paradox has some common names such as kangaroo acacia, kangaroo thorn, prickly wattle, hedge wattle, and paradox.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: kangaroo acacia, kangaroo thorn, prickly wattle, hedge wattle, and paradox acacia

Tree Size: 2 to 4 m

Properties

This tree is 2 to 4 meters tall and has the same width. The branches are downward and in an arch form.

It has dense phyllodes and is 33 mm long and 7 mm wide. The flowering of this tree starts in August and November.

In addition, the bright yellow flowers on this tree are eye-catching. They have spherical heads and the brown pods are 4 to 7 cm long.

Moreover, the black seeds are oblong and 6 mm long and 3 mm wide.

29. Acacia Ulicifolia

Acacia Ulicifolia

The common names of the tree are prickly Moses and juniper wattle. This one is also native to Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: prickly Moses and juniper wattle

Tree Size: 0.5 to 2 m

Properties

The tree has straight thick shrubs of 0.5 to 2 m long with gray bark. Its phyllodes are 8 to 14 mm long. It has a nice long stem which is 8 to 15 mm long.

Furthermore, the flower structure is very nice. The flowers are pale cream and the pod is 3 to 5 cm long and 3 mm wide. Additionally, the flowering of this acacia group starts from mid-autumn to mid-spring.

30. Acacia Decurrens

Acacia Decurrens

The common names of acacia decurrens are black wattle or early green wattle. It is native to southwestern Australia.

Native Area: south-western Australia

Common Name: black wattle

Tree Size: 7 to 50 feet

Properties

This acacia tree grows up to the height of 7 to 50 feet. The flowering of the tree starts from July to September.

This tree is very common in multiple regions of Australia. Its bark has a dark gray color and the branches uniquely go along the trunk of the tree.

Furthermore, it is a fast-growing tree having leaves in a dark green shade that adds more beauty to it. The stem of these leaves is 20 to 120 mm long and 15 to 45 m wide.

The length of the leaves is 5 to 15 mm and 0.4 to 1 mm wide with a sharp tip. Its flowers appear in a large amounts. These dense flowers are 5 to 7 mm long and 60 to 110 mm axillary raceme.

In addition, each flower contains 5 petals with many ovules. Its smooth pod contains dark brown seeds. They are 20-105 mm long and 4 to 8.5 mm in width.

31. Acacia Farnesiana

Acacia Farnesiana

This acacia tree is also known as vachellia farnesiana. The common name for this tree is sweet acacia.

Furthermore, this small tree belongs to the Fabaceae family which is native to deserts of the Southwest, Mexico, and Chile and is now found in many tropical regions such as the USA.

Native Area: Mexico and Chile

Common Name: Sweet acacia

Tree Size: 15 to 30 feet

Properties

It is an evergreen tree that grows 15 to 30 feet long and 4.6 to 9.1 m wide. The branch contains leaves along with some thorns at its base.

The flowers of these trees are very fragrant and used for making perfumes. The pods are the food for many animals such as sheep.

32. Acacia Stenophylla

Acacia Stenophylla

The stenophylla is another species of acacia. Its common name is shoestring acacia and is native to Australia.

Native Area: Australia

Common Name: shoestring acacia

Tree Size: 15 to 40 cm

Properties

It grows 13 to 66 ft tall and the branches connecting with the trunk are 1m tall. The bark is dark in gray color.

Furthermore, the phyllodes are like strips and are 15 to 40 cm long and 2 to 10 mm wide. These phyllodes are not hairy but curvy.

The stems are 2 to 15 mm long and its fruit is 6 to 13 mm long. Its creamy white spherical flowers are 6 to 13 mm long.

In addition, the pods are up to 26 cm long and 8 to 12 mm wide. These pods contain longitudinal seeds that are elliptical of 7 to 9 mm in length.

Moreover, these are dark in color. The flowering season of this tree is mainly autumn. It requires 400mm of rainfall per year.

33. Catclaw Acacia

Catclaw Acacia

The common names of this acacia tree are wait-a-minute bush, texas catclaw, and Gregg catclaw. This tree is native to northern Mexico and the southwestern US.

Native Area: northern Mexico and the southwestern US

Common Name: wait-a-minute bush, texas catclaw

Tree Size: 5 to 12 feet

Properties

It is the thickest tree having sharp thorns. The tree is up to 5 to 12 feet long. Its nice creamy colored flowers bloom from spring through the fall season.

This tree is very rich in nectar and this is the reason why it is very famous for the butterflies and honeybees attraction.

Moreover, the catclaw acacia requires full sunlight and grows in numerous trees in the desert.

Summary

I hope this article has given you complete information about the 33 most common types of acacia wood, tree, and shrubs. There are over 1300 species of acacia and each has its properties and features.

Acacia wood is increasingly becoming popular because of its benefits and beauty. Apart from that acacia wood is widely used in many things including making furniture goods and many more. If you are looking for the best wood for your furniture, make sure you read our detailed article on acacia wood comparison as well.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q) What are the different types of acacia?

Answer: There are many different types of trees that can be referred to as acacia. Some common species include:

  • Australian Acacias
  • Tree Acacias
  • Shrubby Acacias
  • Thornless Acacias
  • Acacia Alba (White Wattles)
  • Acacia Aphylla (Mimosa)
  • Acacia Armata (Coast Wattle)

Q) What is engineered acacia wood?

Answer: Engineered Acacia Wood is a type of wood that has been processed in order to make it resistant to decay and insects. It is used for furniture and flooring as well as other applications. Engineered acacia wood is a type of composite wood that has been engineered to have properties more similar to those found in natural hardwood, such as density and hardness.

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