Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’ – Cootamundra Wattle

This easy care and fast growing large shrub makes a great colour contrast plant. It has feathery silver-grey bipinnate foliage which features striking purple new growth for most of the year. In spring it is graced with masses of spherical golden yellow flower heads 1 cm in diameter. Best in a sunny position in well drained soils. A good waterwise plant, but can be short lived, usually lasting ten to fifteen years.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name: Purpurea
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acacia baileyana
Common Name : Cootamundra Wattle
Height : 8
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Other insects