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Irregular, erect or upright Acacia Auriculiformis Australian Babul plant has dark dense foliage which also has a spreading open crown. These plants are evergreen plants. This plant is crooked, gnarly and fast growing. The trunk of this plant whose bark is vertically fissured grows up to a height of twelve meters with about fifty-centimeters diameter. Roots are always spreading and shallow. The flowers and leaves of these plants have fragrance and thus attract bees.
The common names of these plants are Auri, Earpod wattle, Earleaf acacia, Papuan wattle, Northern black wattle, and tan wattle. The scientific name of this plant is Acacia auriculiformis and these plants belong to the family of Fabaceae. In Bengal, it is known as Akashmoni. It is a native plant from Papua New Guinea, Australia and Indonesia. These plants are mainly used for avenue planting and median planting.
Growing these plants is very easy and is also very inexpensive.
It can be grown from seeds but the seeds must be planted on sunny flower-beds as the roots prefer to grow undisturbed.
Frost can be very harmful to these plants.
These quick growing evergreen trees being salinity tolerant grow well near the seaside and any kind of protection from the animals is not required.
Watering must be done in the dry season to keep the plant moist.
These plants grow well on well-drained rocky soil or in the soil of waste lands or sloping lands.
Soil moisture must be maintained accordingly at a moderate rate.
It needs warm climate in both the moist and dry atmosphere and the average temperature needed by these plants is forty four degree Fahrenheit.
These plants grow in partial shade or full sun.
The blooming period of these plants is the months of May, June and July and the flowers are yellow in colour.
These plants grow up to a height from half a foot to three feet.
Application of any kind of fertilizers can result in good and healthier proliferation of the plants.
These plants are mainly used for decorative and ornamental purposes.
These plants are also grown for fuel wood, used as trees providing shade, used for making furniture, paper and tools.
Gum extracted from these plants has commercial value.