ACACIA dealbata

Commonly known as Mimosa, Silver wattle

Florists mimosa. Yellow scented flowers
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ACACIA dealbata

Seeds £6.00 per packet 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£16.50 each 

Any 3+ for £14 Each


  • Evergreen
    Fern-like 2-pinnate, hairy leaves, 12cm (5in) long, each with 40-80 linear, glaucous to silvery leaflets.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    15-30m (50-100ft)
  • Spread
    6-10m (20-33ft)
  • Tree
    Open habit. Produces flower heads 5mm (¼in) across
  • 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 good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • 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.
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site.
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - red spider mites under glass.
  • Place of origin
    Australia (New South Wales to Tasmania).
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes - terminal racemes 10-20cm (4-8in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    Bipinnate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
15-30m (50-100ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-10m (20-33ft)

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