- Common name Peppertree wattle
- Scientific name Acacia elata (Fabaceae)
- Alternative common names
- Where does this species come from? South-eastern Australia
- What is its invasive status in South Africa? Existing legislation: CARA 2002 – Category 3 NEMBA – Category 1b
- Where in South Africa is it a problem? Western Cape
- How does it spread? Seed dispersal
- Why is it a problem? It competes with and has the potential to replace and reduce indigenous species.
- What does it look like? Description: A large, oval shaped evergreen tree up to 20m high. Bark: Brownish-grey to blackish. Leaves: Dark green, small bipinnate glossy leaves. Flowers: Pale yellow or cream globular flower heads, in October-December. Fruit/seeds: Flat 4-17cm brown pods.
- Does the plant have any uses? Ornamental
- Plant me instead alternatives Wild plum (Harpephyllum caffrum), wild peach (Kiggelaria africana)