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|
|Common Name:||Cootamundra Wattle|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||5 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|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|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|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|
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