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Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' (Cootamundra wattle)

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Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
20-50 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Botanical name: Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

Other names: Cootamundra wattle, Cootamundra wattle 'Purpurea'

Genus: Acacia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Purpurea' _ 'Purpurea' is a tender shrub with fern-like leaves flushed purple on purple-red stems and fluffy yellow flowers in early spring.

Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' is: Evergreen

Flower: Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Winter

Foliage: Flushed purple, Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Bushy

Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Doesn't respond well to hard pruning.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' (Cootamundra wattle) will reach a height of 7m and a spread of 5m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Containers, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant outdoors in neutral to acid soil in sheltered frost-free location. If planted 'under glass', plant in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Indoor unheated (H2)

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