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Acacia baileyana


This stunning, choice acacia has evergreen, fern-like, silver blue leaves. In early spring it is covered with small spheres of yellow puffy flowers that are sweetly scented. It grows quickly to 10 to 20 feet. Plant in a protected location in full sun with well-drained soil. If I haven’t yet convinced you, isn’t it worth it just for the common name?

Common Name: Cootamundra Wattle

Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour: Purple

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open sheltered situations, generally on elevated sites.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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