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Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' (Cootamundra wattle)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
7m
Max height
5m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

Other names

Cootamundra wattle, Cootamundra wattle 'Purpurea'

Genus

Acacia 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

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Flushed purple, Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Doesn't respond well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

Other names

Cootamundra wattle, Cootamundra wattle 'Purpurea'

Genus

Acacia 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Flushed purple, Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

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.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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Acacia Baileyana Purpurea

Hi,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… read more

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