This is a very fast growing small tree with beautiful grey feathery foliage and bright yellow flowers in winter. The winter flowering is often so prolific that can hide the foliage. The colour and texture of the leaves is a year round feature. This species does tend to seed itself so it is best not to plant it near areas of natural bushland to prevent it from establishing feral populations, however, in urban areas it makes a magnificent small street tree, growing from 6 to 8 metres tall. Can be relatively short lived.
|Scientific Name:||Acacia baileyana|
|Common Name:||Cootamundra Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||6 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds|
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