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.

Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Acacia baileyana
Cultivar:Purpurea
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

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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