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ACACIA baileyana 'Purpurea'
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Foliage tinged violet and purple
- Pests & Diseases - red spider mites under glass.
- Place of Origin - Australia (New South Wales).
- Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or googd microclimate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
- Height - in metres - 5-8m (15-25ft)
- Spread - in metres - 3-6m (10-20ft)
- Evergreen - fern-like 2-pinnate leaves to 5cm (2in) long, composed of 16-40 tiny, linear leaflets.
- Tall Shrub - small tree or large shrub with spreading, dense branches. Produces spherical, bright yellow flower heads 5mm (¼in) across in dense axillary racemes 7-10cm (3-4in) long.
- Full Sun - sheltered site.
- fertile well drained soil
- Neutral to acid soil
- Rounded to broadly spreading