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Botanical name: Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'
Other names: Cootamundra wattle, Cootamundra wattle 'Purpurea'
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: Grey-green, Flushed purple in All seasons
Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Pruning: Doesn't respond well to hard pruning.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
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.
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|Soil types:||Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3), Indoor unheated (H2)|
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I have had this tree for two years in a container. It got badly damaged by the frost last year but I pruned out the damaged branches and the surviving ones came back well. However, it remains bare on one side, no new shoots seem to have grown, and I now have a number of crossing branches. Is it advisable to prune them out? It's a lovely tree. I will be taking it indoors this winter!
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