Commonly known as Mimosa or Silver Wattle is a surprisingly hardy plant that originates from Australia. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree with finely cut green leaves and sweetly scented, ball shaped, lemon flowers which are formed in the Autumn then open during late Winter / early Spring, and which are highly attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects to be found in our gardens. Suitable also for coastal areas.
One of the very best early flowering shrubs, a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit. A very hardy, medium sized, upright shrub that has densely packed clusters of sweetly scented, rose-tinted flowers on bare branches that are remarkably frost resistant, making a welcoming sight on a Winters day.The bronze tinted fresh young foliage in Spring, turning a dark green through the summer months before changing to shades of orange/yellow towards the Autumn when the blue/black berries are formed.