Acacia baileyana

Cootamundra wattle

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


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Plant details

This Australian native makes a beautiful evergreen shrub for a conservatory or greenhouse. It has fern-like silvery grey leaves and bright yellow fluffy flowers, which appear from winter to spring. Water freely and feed once a month during the growing season. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Mimosaceae

Genus: Acacia

Species: baileyana

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Acidic

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 700cm

Spread: 500cm

Time to plant seeds: March to June

Flowering period: February to April

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