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.

Scientific Name:Acacia baileyana
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Cootamundra Wattle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:5 ~ 8 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.