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ACACIA baileyana 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Cootamundra wattle, Golden mimosa

Foliage tinged violet and purple
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Fern-like 2-pinnate leaves to 5cm (2in) long, composed of 16-40 tiny, linear leaflets.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    5-8m (15-25ft)
  • Spread
    3-6m (10-20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Small tree or large shrub with spreading, dense branches. Produces spherical 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.

ACACIA baileyana 'Purpurea'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£18.50 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites under glass.
    Place of origin
    Australia (New South Wales).
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Dense, axillary racemes 7-10cm (2¾-4in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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5-8m (15-25ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-6m (10-20ft)
 

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