Acacia baileyana Purpurea - purple wattle
Flower arrangers will be jigging with joy at the sight of this beautful native wattle tree. Fine feathery foliage in shades of silver and plum, and lemon-yellow pompom flowers, make this a very attractive (if somewhat informal) tree. Can be cut hard back to encourage new growth and keep it shrub-shaped.
Tree image: cultivar413 cropped to size.
Acacia baileyana Purpurea - purple wattle, Cootamundra wattleAPPEARANCE : Fast-growing, easy-care native large shrub to tall tree, silvery grey, with striking purple new growth throughout the year. In spring the plant is covered in small yellow ball flowers.
USE FOR : Tall privacy screen, informal hedging, feature shrub or tree in native gardens. Short living to 10 - 15 years.
CLIMATE : Frost-hardy, drought tolerant.
PLANTING : Plant in any well-drained soil in full sun. Not as troublesome as the green-leaved Acacia baileyana but do check with your local authority when planting near bushland.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, and protect from frost while young. Responds well to pruning if you need to - use the branches for decor indoors; apply a slow release native fertiliser afterwards to promote healthy growth.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 5 - 8 m H x 3 - 5 m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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