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Purple Cootamundra Wattle

Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

This purple cootamundra wattle is a beautiful acacia.

It is a truly distinctive small evergreen tree with distinctive bluish fern foliage flushed with purple.

The yellow pom pom like flowers create an added splash of colour in late winter, after the red young shoots have appeared. 

Planted against a white wall will show the foliage to full effect, however it is a tender plant, so the wattle id best suited to growing in a greenhouse or conservatory.

Native to:
Australia
Eventual height:
7 m
Eventual width:
5 m
Hardiness:
Half hardy
Sun:
Full sun
Soil:
Well drained acid to neutral soils
Flower:
Yellow and fragrant
Leaf:
Bluish purple
Flowering period:
February to March

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Maintenance

Requires a sheltered site out of the wind in the milder areas, but it is really a conservatory plant in northern climes as it will not withstand severe winters. Low maintenance once established.

Further information

Foliage and flowers used in floristry. Our 3L Acacia baileyeana 'Purpurea' will have the approximate height and spread of 0.4m x 0.2m.

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