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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
Evergreen - and deciduous trees and shrubs
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
Fertile well drained soil
Neutral to acid soil
Full sun - sheltered site