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ACACIA

Commonly known as Mimosa



Wattles are from a genus of some 1450 species of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers. Leaves are often reduced and flattened in the form of phyllodes and flowers; some sweetly scented, have minute petals appearing as fluffy pompons. Generally fast-growing and can be grown in borders in frost-free areas or against warm walls or in cool greenhouses in more challenging climates.


  • Good to know - Wattles, commonly known as Mimosas. Grown mainly for their winter and spring flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites under glass
  • Place of Origin - Central and South America, Australia, Kenya and southern Africa, Polynesia
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - loam based compost for greenhouse - plenty of light
  • Evergreen - and deciduous trees and shrubs
  • Full Sun - sheltered site
  • fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil

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ACACIA baileyana   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Cootamundra wattle, Golden mimosa.
fluffy bright yellow mimosa flowers and fine silvery-grey foliage
Multibuy Any 3+ for £13
£15.00 each
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ACACIA baileyana 'Purpurea'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Cootamundra wattle, Golden mimosa.
Foliage tinged violet and purple
Multibuy Any 3+ for £13
£15.00 each
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ACACIA dealbata   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Mimosa, Silver wattle.
Florists mimosa. Yellow scented flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £3.00 each
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Multibuy Any 3+ for £13
£15.00 each
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ACACIA pravissima   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Oven's acacia, Wedged leaf wattle.
Slender architectural branchlets with globular yellow flowers
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£15.00 each
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ACACIA retinodes

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Commonly known as: Swamp wattle, Wirilda.
Narrow willow leaves, lime tolerant. Flowers intermittently all year
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£15.00 each
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ACACIA verticillata

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Commonly known as: Prickly Moses, Star acacia.
Needle-like and prickly habit with cylindrical spikes of yellow flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £13
£15.00 each
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