Callicoma billardieri D.Don
Callicoma ferruginea D.Don
Codia serratifolia Ser. ex DC.
Hermesia banksiifolia Spreng.
Pancheria billardieri (D.Don) Pamp.
Common Name: Black Wattle
Callicoma serratifolia is a evergreen bushy shrub or small tree; it can grow 15 - 20 metres tall but is usually less than 10 metres in cultivation. The bole of large specimens can be up to 60cm in diameter[
This was the main species used in 'wattle and daub' huts by the early European settlers in Australia[
].. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens, where it can be used as a hedge.
Australia - Queensland and New South Wales.
Lighter types of rainforest, or moister Eucalyptus forests[
]. Damp places along the sides of streams[
]. Found mainly in rainforest and on its margins, often in regrowth, common along creeks and rocky gullies[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Callicoma serratifolia grows in the warm temperate to subtropical regions of eastern Australia, where it can experience frost and snow. Mature plants can tolerate occasional, short-lived temperatures falling as low as about -7Â°c, though young plants are more frost-sensitive[
Succeeds in a range of soils[
].Plants are tolerant of wet soils[
]. In Australian gardens this species prefers a shady position and a humus-rich soil[
A very ornamental plant[
The plant can be used for hedging[
The reddish wood is fine-grained. It is used for turnery and making tool handles[
]. The wood is used in making wattle and daub housing[
Seed - best sown as soon as ripe in containers in a semi-shaded position. The seed germinates well without pre-treatment[
Cuttings of firm, current season's growth[