Acacia Baileyana Purpurea


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SKU: acacia-baileyana-purpurea Category:
Common Name: Cootmundra Wattle
Size: 2-3 LITRE
Hardiness: H3
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Flowering Period: February – March
  • Hardiness: H3
  • Eventual Height: 5m
  • Eventual Spread: 3m

Acacia Baileyana Purpurea or Cootamundra Wattle is a fast growing, evergreen small tree  with an eventual height of 5 metres, or large shrub with spectacular deep purple flushed, young fern-like foliage on purplish red stems  contrasting with the blue-green older leaves. Racemes of bright yellow mimosa- like flowers are freely produced during March,  highly attractive to the bee population and greatly prized by the local honey producers.

Looking After Your Acacia Baileyana Purpurea

Originally from New South Wales Australia  Acacia Baileyana Purpurea  prefers a sheltered sunny position, and planted in afree draining soil, making this a suitable specimen for growing within a courtyard or town garden.

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