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Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' (Cootamundra Wattle)

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Plant description

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Acacia baileyana Purpurea 1

A lovely wattle, featuring masses of flowers in spring and great foliage colour. The feathery silver-grey bipinnate foliage featuring striking purple new growth for most of the year contrasts with masses of bright yellow spherical flower heads 1 cm in diameter. Grows to a maximum of 8 metres tall. Very high frost and drought tolerance, make this a useful tall shrub to small tree for screening and windbreaks.

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Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.0

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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